After downing North Valleys 70-54 last Tuesday, the Reed boys basketball team fell 77-64 to first place Reno Friday evening at home.
Playing in just its second conference game of the season, the Raiders jumped out to an early lead on the road against North Valleys and held the Panthers off for its first league win of the season.
Reed faced its toughest challenge of the season in the Huskies who came into the game with an undefeated record in the High Desert League. The home team couldn’t stop Tommy Challis though, who torched the Raiders with 29 points.
Matt Williams finished with 20 points for the Raiders and Tyler Wilson added 15.
Reed (10-10, 1-2) took on McQueen at home yesterday and will play at Hug Friday night at 7 p.m.
The Cougars continued its undefeated league season with a pair of conference wins last week.
Jalen Townsell scored 27 points and Leo Grass added 11 to help lead Spanish Springs to a 78-66 win at McQueen last Tuesday. Mason Whittaker had 10 points in the win that saw 10 Cougs get into the scoring column.
Townsell followed up his performance with 19 points and seven rebounds on Friday night as the Cougs blew out North Valleys on the road, 87-58. Spanish Springs had 14 players score in the win, including 12 by Whittaker and nine by Michael Jefferson.
Spanish Springs (14-4, 8-0) hosted Hug yesterday before its big showdown with Reno on Friday night at Reno High. Sole possession of first place in the High Desert League Conference is on the line as the two teams battle at 7 p.m.
Sparks fell in a pair of conference games last week and are still searching for its first win of the season.
South Tahoe came to town last Tuesday and defeated the Railroaders 82-51 before the boys traveled to Fallon on Friday and lost to Churchill County 74-42.
The Railroaders hosted Truckee yesterday and play at Dayton Saturday afternoon at 2:30 p.m.
The Warriors got back into the win column last week after winning two of three games.
Five players reached double figures in scoring last Monday as Excel Christian won at Oasis, 70-38. Jesse Bain and Shadrack Rodriguez each scored 13 points while Jeshua Fixel and Anthony Patton added 12. Samson Rodriguez had 11 points in the win.
Excel continued conference play on Friday and knocked off visiting Coleville 68-35. Fixel led the way with 18 points while Bain continued his steady play with 10.
The Warriors continued its busy week the next day on the road at Sierra Lutheran and fell 62-33.
After a brief break, the boys will play at Pyramid Lake on Saturday at 5:30 p.m.