Cougs stay unbeaten
Spanish Springs remained the last 4A North team without a loss on Friday night, with a narrow 69-60 home win over North Valleys.
The Cougars improved to 13-4, 8-0 with their second less-than-dominant home win of the week. The Panthers sunk to 8-10, 1-7.
Marcus Loadholt (20 points) and Jalen Townsell (19 points) were the only Cougs to score more than seven points.
Spanish Springs held a commanding 54-33 after three quarters, but was outscored 27-15 over the final eight minutes.
The Cougars go on the road next week, playing at Hug (8-10, 3-5) on Tuesday night.
Raiders allow 84 in loss to Huskies
Reed allowed Reno to shoot 56 percent from the field (30-of-54) and suffered an 84-68 road loss on Friday night.
Sophomore Matt Williams led the Raiders (4-12, 3-5) with 29 points on 11-of-18 shooting, 5-of-7 from deep. Lincoln Turner poured in 17.
Tommy Challis and Christian Chamberlain both scored 16 points for the Huskies (13-4, 6-2).
The Raiders go to McQueen on Tuesday night.
4A North scoreboard
Spanish Springs 69, North Valleys 60
Reed 84, Reno 68
McQueen 63, Hug 56
Carson 54, Bishop Manogue 51
Douglas 54, Damonte Ranch 42
Galena 65, Wooster 42
Reed not ready for Reno
Friday’s girls basketball game at Reno had all the markings of a memorable contest.
Reno, the perennial big dog of the High Desert League, hosted Reed, the former HDL powerhouse which was riding a 10-game winning streak. Both teams had only one regional defeat.
The game didn’t live up to the billing.
Reno’s press suffocated Reed (11-3, 6-2) all night as the Huskies (16-4, 7-1) rolled, 66-37.
The Huskies led 27-5 after the first quarter and reached the running clock threshold (35 points) just two minutes into the second quarter.
Dominque Harding scored eight consecutive points early in the second then a Kailiana Ramos bucket ballooned the gap to 40-5. It matched Reno’s largest lead of the night. The Huskies also led 59-24 early in the fourth.
After going down 40-5, Reed played its best basketball of the night. The Raiders went on a 13-0 run to get within 40-18. That was as good as it got for the Raiders.
Autumn Wadsworth and Serene Townsell-Williams both led the Raiders with nine points.
McKain Murdock led the Huskies with 15 points. Dominque Harding poured in 14 and Kaitlynn Biassou had 10.
Reed will look to get back in the win column Monday, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, in Stockton then returns to 4A North play Tuesday at McQueen.
Cougs remain in tie for first
Ten different Spanish Springs players scored on Friday night as the Cougars rolled to a 56-30 home win over North Valleys.
With the 26-point victory, the Cougs (13-5, 7-1) remained in a tie with Reno atop the High Desert League standings. The Panthers dropped to 8-9, 1-7.
Anhelica Shanrock and Alysa Domingues both led the way with 10 points.
Spanish Springs goes to Hug on Tuesday night.
4A North scoreboard
Reno 66, Reno 37
Spanish Springs 56, North Valleys 30
Bishop Manogue 70, Carson 10
Galena 36, Wooster 23
McQueen 56, Hug 8
Damonte Ranch 39, Douglas 37