Chenise Pakootas had 16 points, six rebounds and five assists and an 18-2 first-quarter run sparked Mead (14-3, 10-2) to a 68-34 victory over rival Mt. Spokane (3-15, 2-10) Tuesday at Mead.
The Panthers shot 50 percent from the floor, with four players finishing in double figures, led by Jazmine Redmon’s 19 points. Taylor Ingebritsen added 14.
With 14 points from Megan Nelson leading the way, the Wildcats shot just 30 percent, scoring 13 points in the first half and falling behind by 19 points.
Three games remain for the Panthers, including showdowns with Lewis and Clark and Central Valley, which have identical 10-2 records in league.
Central Valley 77, Rogers 13: Whitney Black hit all nine of her shots in two quarters of action and finished with 20 points to lead the Bears (13-4, 10-2) to a 39-8 lead over the Pirates (0-18, 0-12) by halftime at Central Valley.
Keeping pace with Mead and Lewis and Clark for the top spot in the GSL, the Bears outscored Rogers 25-0 in the third quarter, led by Brooke Gallaway, who finished with 15 points and five steals.
Lewis and Clark 67, East Valley 42: Hayley Hendricksen had 19 points and the Tigers (12-5, 10-2) coasted to their 10th GSL victory of the season after a 19-3 second-quarter effort gave them a 19-point halftime lead over the visiting Knights (4-14, 3-9).
Mary Blevins added eight points and 10 boards and Daisy Burke dished out 11 assists for LC. Jenni White did the bulk of the scoring for the Knights, scoring 17 points with three 3-pointers.
Shadle Park 63, Ferris 43: Chelsea Chandler finished with 29 points and after leading by just five at halftime, the Highlanders (10-7, 7-4) outscored the Saxons (4-13, 3-9) 30-15 in the second half at SP. Kendra Knutsen added nine points and seven assists for the Highlanders, while Jozlin Hicks hit a pair of 3-pointers and scored 10 to lead the Saxons.
With wins Tuesday, the Highlanders and North Central hold identical records to lead the 3A schools as the two teams square off Thursday at Shadle.
North Central 46, University 39: Riley Holsinger totaled 18 points and 12 rebounds, Tara Van Werdhuizen also finished with a double-double with 12 points and 12 boards and the Indians (10-7, 7-4) held off the host Titans (7-10, 5-7) by hitting 8 of 11 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter.
Lexi Clark paced U-Hi with 16 points, but a 15-7 edge for the Indians in the first quarter gave them the edge they would need.