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Mead stuns Lewis & Clark, hands Tigers first loss in almost 3 years

LC's Jeneva Anderson is trapped on the  baseline against Mead (Photo: KHQ) LC's Jeneva Anderson is trapped on the baseline against Mead (Photo: KHQ)

SPOKANE, Wash. - Riding a 54-game winning streak, you'd think the girls from Lewis & Clark had Thursday night's 4A District Tournament matchup against Mead in the bag.  And you'd be wrong. 

Alisa Beard scored 16 to help lift the Panthers past LC 59-57, handing the Tigers their first loss in nearly three years.  In fact, Lewis and Clark hadn't lost a game since Regan Drew became the head coach.

Mead's win sets them up to host the No. 4 team from the Columbia Basin Big Nine on Tuesday in the Eastern regional tournament. 

Mead led by as much as nine points in the first quarter.  Lewis and Clark couldn't keep up, shooting poorly from the field.

The Tigers host Central Valley Friday night at 5:30 for the second berth to the regional tournament.  The winner of that game will play the No. 3 team from the Big Nine.
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