The Miners didn’t waste any time Tuesday night.
They scored the first 15 points of the DI North contest at Spanish Springs and rolled to a 70-32 win that featured running clock for the entirety of the fourth quarter.
The Cougars fell to 1-5, 1-1 in the DI North with their fifth-straight loss. The Miners improve to 2-0, 2-0.
After the guests opened the contest on a 15-0 run, Ireland Bennett finally put the Cougs on the board with 2:38 left in the first period with a six-foot jumper.
A 6-2 run in the final moments of the first quarter and early in the second pulled the Purple within 21-8, only for the girls in green to follow with a 7-0 run of their own to push the distance to 20.
Manogue led 41-16 at the break.
Katie Turner enacted the running-clock rule (40-point differential) with 1:11 left in the third with a runner in the paint. Her bucket, pushed Manogue’s lead to 62-22. She led everyone with 26.
Tawni Henderson hit six triples and finished with 16 for Manogue.
The lead got as large as 48, at 70-22, late in the fourth before the Cougs closed on a 10-0 run.
Ireland Bennett led the Cougs with eight.
Spanish Springs will have some time off before hosting Carson on Dec. 17.
Reed handles Carson for win No. 1
Taylor Johnson outscored Carson herself on the road Tuesday night, leading the Raiders to their first win of the season.
She went for a game-high 27 points in a 61-22 rout.
Reed improved to 1-1, 1-1 while Carson dropped to 1-4, 0-2.
A large chunk of Johnson’s damage came in the second quarter. After taking an uninspiring 7-2 lead in the initial eight minutes, the sophomore added nine in the second quarter as the Raiders held a 27-7 lead at the break.
She was held scoreless in the third before erupting for 15 in the final quarter.
Vanessa Hernandez also reached double figures, finishing with 13 points in the win.
No Carson player finished with more than five points.
Reed does not play again until Dec. 17, when it hosts Damonte Ranch in its home opener.