The Spanish Springs boys completed a 2-1 trip in the Napa Wine Classic with a convincing 60-39 win over Vacaville on Saturday morning.
The Cougs improved to 3-1, 1-0 on the season with the victory.
Marcus Loadholt had monster performance in the rout, going for a game-high 28 points. He connected seven times from beyond the charity stripe. No other Coug reached double digits. Justice Eaglesmith was close though, chipping in nine.
The contest was close early, as the Purple led just 16-14 after the first quarter. Spanish Springs started to pull away in the second quarter, taking a 29-21 lead to the break before putting it away in the third.
Spanish Springs outscored Vacaville 17-6 in the third quarter with the help of three Loadholt triples.
The Cougars return to the hardwood Tuesday at home for a highly anticipated matchup against Bishop Manogue at 7 p.m.
Raiders pick up first win
The Reed boys are on the board.
After starting the season 0-3, Jeremy Ramos went off for 29 points, steering the Raiders to their first win of the season, 66-44, over North Tahoe on Saturday morning in their Wild West Shootout finale at Bishop Manogue.
Lincoln Turner and Cade Baker also reached double digits with 11.
The Raiders held a narrow 30-24 advantage at the break but outscored their opponent 20-12 in the third and didn’t allow a comeback in the fourth.
It was the first career win for new coach Zach Sanford.
Reed will try to turn the win into a winning streak on Wednesday when it plays at Sparks in the first game of the Rail City Classic. Tip is at 6 p.m.