After upsetting loss, Shadle hosts league-leading Gonzaga Prep
Shadle's Luke Jordan shoots over a Central Valley defender in the Highlanders' 62-50 win over the Bears (Photo: KHQ)
SPOKANE, Wash. - The most important game of the GSL so far this season happens Tuesday at Shadle High School, as the Highlanders (12-2) host Gonzaga Prep (13-1). The Bullpups are hoping to increase their newfound lead in the GSL, while the Highlanders are looking to catch back up after a disappointing loss Monday night.
Shadle, which had been tied with Prep for first place in the league, lost on their home court 56-59 to Mead (7-7). Anthony Brown, the Highlanders' leading scorer, did not score a point in the second half, much to the credit of the Panthers' zone defense.
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Shadle vs. Gonzaga Prep
Tues., Jan. 27 @Shadle Park 5:30 p.m. Webcast:KHQ.com/GSL
Tuesday's game, heard live in KHQ.com/GSL, features a Washington State-bound Brown (Shadle) against a Gonzaga Prep team that uses its big men to execute an efficient offense. No question, it's an offense that can score points at will when it has to.
Shadle showed it, too, can score at will. Just ask Central Valley, who fell to the Highlanders Friday night after going into halftime with a 32-21 lead. After scoring just 9 in the first half, Brown finished the game with 20, giving his team the offensive firepower to come from behind and beat the Bears 62-50.
Gonzaga Prep had the night off on Monday, which could give them a slight edge of Shadle on Tuesday.