It was all the Gonzaga Prep girls basketball team could do Friday night to hold off the upset-minded North Central Indians.
Post Otiona Gildon made a basket with 45 seconds left to help the Bullpups secure a 65-60 win over the visiting Indians in Greater Spokane League play.
Co-league-leading G-Prep improved to 13-1 overall, 11-1 in league.
Laura Stockton led G-Prep with 19 points, Kayla Leland had 14 and Gildon added 12 to go with 11 rebounds. Hannah Caudill led with nine assists.
Avery Smith scored a season-high 21 points, making 5 of 7 3-pointers, to lead NC (1-13, 1-11). Jaclyn Bordner had 14 and Brianna King added 11.
Mead 73, Rogers 26: The visiting Panthers (13-1, 11-1) prevailed at the foul line, where they made 29 of 37 shots. Rogers (1-13, 0-12) shot just two free throws, missing both. Jade Redmon led Mead with 18 points and Delany Junkermier had 14. Kristin Hunter led Rogers with nine.
Central Valley 66, Lewis and Clark 53: Talk about fouls and foul shots.
The teams combined for 54 fouls in the physical game at CV. The Bears made 29 of 47 free throws to LC’s 21 of 31. Mariah Cunningham had a double-double, scoring 26 points and hauling down 20 rebounds to lead CV (7-7, 5-7). She made 16 of 23 foul shots. Madison Hovren and Megan Dimmler scored 14 each. Riley Lupfer and Joelle Tampien led LC (6-8, 6-6) with 16 and 10 points, respectively.
Mt. Spokane 60, University 51: The visiting and ever-improving Wildcats (9-5, 7-5) made 9 of 10 shots from the field in the fourth quarter to top the Titans (7-7, 6-6). Brooke Reilly led Mt. Spokane with 20 points and Megan Ulias had 15. Reilly and Kennadie Clute each scored eight points in the fourth. Kayleigh Valley led U-Hi with 17 points and 15 rebounds.
Shadle Park 70, Ferris 43: The Highlanders (8-6, 7-5) doubled up the visiting Saxons (8-6, 6-6) 38-19 in the first half.
Kaycee Hert led balanced Shadle with 13 points and Morgan Grier and Winter Hayes had 11 each. Sam Foote and Shalise Hicks came off the bench to contribute 11 rebounds and five assists, respectively. Abby Liss and Michelle Strauss scored 10 points apiece to lead Ferris.