After starting the season with a 3-2 record, including two wins at the Nor Cal Tip Off, Spanish Springs returned home last week and picked up three more wins.
Jalen Townsell scored 20 points and Leo Grass added eight of his own in a 65-21 win over Carson High on Dec. 5.
The pair were at it again Friday when the Cougs took down Grant Pass out of Oregon, 62-49. Townsell recorded a double-double and finished with a game high 28 points and 12 rebounds. Grant poured in 10, while DJ Panfili was third on his team in scoring with nine. The Cougs trailed 30-29 at half before outscoring the Cavemen 33-19 in the second half.
Spanish Springs finished the weekend with a 79-61 rout of Eldorado High from Las Vegas on Saturday. Townsell led his team again with another double-double, 24 points and 10 boards, while Mason Whitaker had 19. Grass capped a strong week with a 17-point effort.
Spanish Springs (6-2, 2-0) was back on the road this week and played at Douglas High on Tuesday before taking on Galena Friday night at 7 p.m.
It’s been a tough start for the Reed High boys basketball ream. The Raiders opened the season with a 56-55 loss at Damonte Ranch on Nov. 29 followed by a 57-55 overtime loss at Elko the next day in their first game of the Red Lion tournament where they finished with an 0-3 record.
The Raiders had another busy schedule last week that started with a 68-46 conference home loss to Bishop Manogue on Tuesday. They then traveled to Stockton on Wednesday to take part in the McDonalds Classic where they fell to Punahou from Hawaii, 85-71.
The Raiders were able to pick up its first win of the season last Thursday, a 52-47 victory over Rio Linda, Calif., before falling 90-68 to Clovis, Calif. on Saturday.
Reed (1-7, 0-2) played at Carson High last night and will travel to Gardnerville to play Douglas at 7 p.m. Friday evening.
The Sparks High boys basketball team is still seeking its first win after falling in all of its games in the Railroader Shootout last week.
The Railroaders also opened up conference play with a 65-28 loss at Truckee last Tuesday.
They returned to action at Lassen High in Susanville yesterday and will take on Lowry at home on Friday at 7:30 p.m. before hosting Fernley at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
Jesse Bain finished with 16 points and Shadrack Rodriguez added 13 points and nine rebounds to help lead Excel Christian to a 60-43 win over Big Pine, Calif. on Dec. 2. It was the first win of the season for the Warriors who fell 60-50 the day before to Sage Ridge at the Antelope Valley Lions Club Tournament.
The Warriors then traveled to a tournament at Whittell High School where they lost to Silver Stage 68-32 last Thursday. Bain finished with a team high 12 points in the loss.
On Friday, Excel picked up its second win, a 44-38 victory against Owyhee. Rodriguez led with 13 points and Jeshua Fixel had 12. Cameron Gaston added nine points and a dozen rebounds. The Warriors played North Tahoe on Saturday but the final score was not available.
Excel will open conference play at home on Saturday at 4 p.m. against Virginia City before hosting Sage Ridge on Monday at 6 p.m.