Reed outscored Hug 19-0 in the first quarter on Friday night and rolled to a comfortable 62-13 home victory.
The Raiders improved to 7-4, 5-3 in the DI North and into a third-place tie with North Valleys. Hug dropped to 0-11, 0-8.
Reed freshman point guard Vanessa Hernandez led all scorers with 19 points. Taylor Johnson had 14.
Reed led 35-7 at the half and 50-13 after three before shutting out the Hawks in the fourth quarter.
The Raiders will break their tie with North Valleys, for better or for worse, on Tuesday night when they go to North Valleys.
Spanish Springs no match for Reno on the road
RENO—There weren’t any surprises at Reno on Friday night.
The Huskies, last year’s DI North runner up and a favorite to win it this year, put any thoughts of an upset to rest early, scoring the first 22 points, as they went on to roll Spanish Springs 73-25.
Spanish Springs dropped to 5-13, 3-5 in the DI North while Reno improved to 17-2, 7-1.
Aware of his team’s odds going into the road contest, Spanish Springs coach Art Cardenas said he hoped to see his squad handle Reno’s full-court pressure.
“(I wanted to see them) handle the pressure, make sure we’re competing, make sure we’re working hard,” he said. “Obviously we didn’t get off to a good start. We turned the ball over our first three, four possessions and it’s a long way back from there.”
The Huskies led 49-10 at the half, one point shy of the threshold required for running clock. Dominque Harding wasted no time in the second half putting the clock in perpetual motion, draining a triple on Reno’s first possession of the third quarter.
Anhelica Shanrock led the Cougars with 11. Mallory McGwire, who is committed to play at Oregon, led the Huskies with 12 points. Ten different Reno players got on the stat sheet.
Despite the lopsided final score, Cardenas said there was still something to take away from the contest.
“Our message at halftime to make sure to continue to compete, to work hard,” he said. “We did for the most part. That’s it.”
Spanish Springs will try to rebound on Tuesday night at home against McQueen. The Lancers are tied with Huskies for first place in the High Desert League. Tip is at 5:15 p.m.