Anton Watson scored 22 points, including key late free throws, and visiting Gonzaga Prep outlasted Lewis and Clark 62-56 in a Greater Spokane League matchup Friday.
G-Prep, the defending 4A state champion, is rated No. 2 in 4A by the WIAA RPI system.
LC’s Griffin Effenberger made 1 of 2 at the line to tie the score at 52 with less than a minute to play. Watson made both ends of a 1-and-1, then Sheadon Byrd made a three-point play to give the Bullpups (12-2, 8-0) a five-point lead to stave off the upset.
Byrd finished with 10 points. Liam Lloyd had 13 points and Carter Sonneborn added 11 for G-Prep.
Ben Merritt led the Tigers (4-10, 1-7) with 17 points and Effenberger finished with 15 – including three 3-pointers.
Mt. Spokane 62, Ferris 41: Tyson Degenhart scored 27 points and the Wildcats (13-1, 5-1), rated No. 2 in state 3A, handled the Saxons (10-4, 5-3).
JT Smith scored 12 points and Jerry Twenge added 11 for Mt. Spokane.
McCoy Spink led Ferris, rated fourth in 4A, with 11 points.
University 53, North Central 50: Marcus Lenker scored 19 points and the Titans (10-4, 5-3) held off the visiting Indians (6-8. 2-4).
Logan Phillips added 13 points for U-Hi.
Leon Sayers led all scorers with 25 points for North Central.
Central Valley 69, Rogers 37: Noah Sanders and Josh Wilson scored 11 points apiece and the Bears (9-5, 5-3) downed the visiting Pirates (4-11, 1-5).
Gavin Gilstrap added nine points and seven rebounds for Central Valley.
Cody Downey led Rogers with seven points.
Shadle Park 77, Mead 67: DaMarius Brown scored 21 points, Nian Allen added 20 and the visiting Highlanders (9-5, 2-4) topped the Panthers (3-11, 2-6).
Tavion Rainwater finished with 18 points for Shadle Park.
Tyson Rogalette led Mead with 28 points and Sam Wenkheimer added 12.