Before the Reed and Spanish Springs boys met in their first basketball contest of the season Monday night, both teams continued to pad their conference records.
The Cougs picked up two more wins last week to improve to 3-0 in the High Desert League after a 53-40 win at Reno on Friday and a 62-24 win at Hug last Tuesday.
Leo Grass led the way with 16 points in Friday’s game while Mason Whittaker and DJ Panfili each had 12. Grass had a game-high 19 points just three days prior against Hug in a game that saw 10 Cougs get into the scoring column.
The Raiders had just one game last week when they pounded Reno 58-36.
The two Sparks rivals sat atop the league standings at 3-0 Sunday night before their game against each other Monday (after press time). Full coverage of that game will be available in the next edition of the Tribune.
The Raider girls gave up 28 points to Reno’s Kaitlyn Biassou in a 57-51 loss last Tuesday in their only game of the week.
After trailing 21-5 at the end of the first quarter, Reed went on to outscore the Huskies in each of the next three quarters, but still fell just short.
The Cougars also came up short to Reno last week as they fell 58-52 on Friday.
Three days earlier, Mariah Barraza scored 19 points while Jade Townsell added 11 in a 62-31 win over Hug.
The two schools faced off against each other last night for the first time this season.
The rough seasons continued for the Sparks High boys and girls teams.
The Railroader boys fell to Truckee, Elko and Spring Creek all at home last week and remain winless in league play.
Sparks’ girls also lost to those same teams and is still seeking its first win of the season.
Both teams play at Dayton on Saturday.