It’s been a few days now, but it’s still worth mentioning that Shadle Park beat Ferris 80-72 Friday night. Brett Weisner and Danny Pariseau both had season highs with 32 points and 24 points respectively for the Highlanders. The Saxon’s scoring leaders were Mallon with 32, and Parker with a season high 21 points. Shadle’s three other starters combined for 22 while, the Saxons other starting three combined for 18. The bench battle went to the Highlanders 2-1 which isn’t surprising considering both teams’ lack of depth.
Friday’s game puts Ferris in a tie for third place with Central Valley with games against L.C. and Gonzaga Prep remaining in the first round. Central Valley plays Shadle Park next and then finishes up with East Valley. I like how C.V. matches up with Shadle and the fact that they’ve had over a week to prepare for the Highlanders is a big plus as well. At this point I still give Shadle the edge because of their experience, but I think the Bears should be able to make it interesting and have a legitimate shot to take one from the Highlanders by the end of the season.