Despite a loss to Bishop Gorman from Las Vegas on Dec. 2, the Reed High girls basketball team has been on a roll. The Raiders are 4-1 on the young season and have been blowing out every opponent that’s not named the Gaels.
Reed’s season started on Nov. 29 with a 55-37 win over Damonte Ranch. They followed that up the next couple days playing in the High Sierra Winter Challenge in California where they won a 77-49 game against Atwater, Calif. on Nov. 30 and took home a 63-15 win over Casa Roble the next day.
The girls returned home and played their fourth game in four days against Bishop Gorman, and fell 76-59. However, the Raiders were able to bounce back and get a win last Tuesday against Bishop Manogue, 70-39.
Reed opened up conference play on Tuesday at Carson High before playing at Douglas on Friday at 5:15 p.m.
It’s been a busy start to the season for the Spanish Springs girls basketball team. The Cougars have played eight games already, six of those on the road, but have risen to the challenge and are sitting at 5-3 as of Monday night.
The year started in a big way for Spanish Springs with a 78-20 win over Wooster on Nov. 28 that saw five Cougs reach double figures in the scoring column. Autumn Wadsworth finished with a team high 17 points and Mariah Barraza wasn’t far behind with 11. Serena Sanchez, Jada Townsell and Kierra Johnson each scored 10 in the win.
Wadsworth was back at it on Nov. 30 with 29 points in a 73-68 loss to Rodriguez High in California. Kierra Johnson had 20 points in the game. The Cougs earned a split in the California tournament with a 60-53 win against Atwater on Dec.1.
After a 44-30 loss to Churchill County and a 58-52 loss to Lowry, Spanish Springs opened up conference play with a 71-39 win over Carson last Tuesday. Townsell led the way with 22 points while Wadsworth finished with 14. Megan Gower also got into double digits with 11 points.
Last Thursday, the girls traveled to Fernley and picked up a 58-42 win before taking out Oregon’s Grant Pass on Friday, 45-34.
The Cougs played at Douglas on Tuesday and will travel to Galena on Friday for a 5:15 p.m. tip.
The Sparks High girls basketball team opened up the season last week at Truckee in a conference game and fell 64-31.
The Railroaders went on to take another loss on Friday at Silver Stage, 61-32.
Sparks (0-2, 0-1) will host Fernley at 1 p.m. on Saturday in its second conference matchup.
It’s only been three games into the season for the Excel Christian girls basketball team but they are showing signs of improvement despite the 0-3 start.
After a 38-9 loss to Lee Vining in its first game, Excel nearly knocked off Big Pine, Calif. on Dec. 2 before falling 40-36. The Warriors were down 22-10 at half, but made a furious third quarter comeback that saw them trail by only three points heading into the fourth. Emily Barrera led her team with 18 points, while Andrea Bain scored 10 and Maddie Briggs had six. Sarah Jung also got into the scoring column with a bucket.
Excel returned home for the first time last Thursday and took a 39-14 loss to Oasis Academy.
They will open up conference play on Saturday when Virginia City comes to town for a 2:30 p.m. tip and will host Sage Ridge on Monday at 4:30 p.m.