The holiday break didn’t rob us entirely of good basketball.
In a rescheduled game from earlier this season, Reno hosted Carson on Friday night in a rematch of last year’s 4A North title game.
Reno avenged the 51-45 loss with a start-to-finish 49-35 victory.
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1. Spanish Springs Cougars (7-2, 4-0)
The Cougars have already passed a huge test in beating Galena.
They face a different kind of test this week in San Diego against out-of-state competition in the Torrey Pines Under Armour Classic.
Last week: 1
2. Bishop Manogue (7-3, 4-0)
Manogue has rattled off four straight wins since dropping three consecutive.
The Miners are also in San Diego this week.
Last week: 2
3. Galena Grizzlies (9-2, 3-1)
Galena is making like Spanish Springs and Bishop Manogue this week and getting out of town.
The Grizzlies will test themselves in the Las Vegas Prep Classic.
Last week: 3
4. Reno Huskies (10-3, 3-1)
Reno controlled Carson from the tip in Friday’s 49-35 home win.
The Huskies’ zone defense gave the Senators fits all night and they never trailed. Matt Ochs’ squad is the first in the 4A North to 10 wins, although the 13 games played are also the most in the region.
Last week: 4
5. McQueen Lancers (6-2, 3-1)
A two-week break from action over the holiday leads up to a big game at Bishop Manogue on Jan. 3.
Call it a measuring stick game, if you will.
Last week: 5
Outside looking in: Carson Senators