After the game got close, it turned into a learning experience, for both teams.
Bishop Manogue got its bench players some extended playing time and Reed is figuring out how all the pieces fit.
The Miners pulled away in taking an 83-48 win over the Raiders on Monday at Manogue.
Brevon Bansuelo scored 22 points and Aidan Cantwell added 15 as Manogue improved to 5-0 in league.
Reed led, 22-18 early in the second quarter, then went on a 19-3 run and went into halftime ahead 44-24.
“We played a little sloppy, a little inconsistent in the beginning,” Bansuelo said. “Guys were tired and were being careless a little bit. … It’s nice to see the other guys get some playing time. You can also learn more by sitting on the bench.
Manogue coach Mo Golshani said his player relaxed after building a big lead early, but were able to fire things up again quickly.
“We played all our guys and we’re deep. We can go 11-12 deep and it doesn’t really hurt us that much,” Golshani said. “Hats off to Reed they’re going to be good, they’re going to be better.”
The Raiders have a short time to recover as they head to Winnemucca to play Lowry on Tuesday night.
Manogue is off until traveling to San Diego for the Under Armour tournament, which starts the day after Christmas
Reed coach Joe Genung said it took a lot of energy out of the Raiders to get close to Manogue in the second quarter.
“We’re still trying to develop an identity of grit,” Genung said. “We are an athletic team, we need to find our identity on the defensive side. We’re working on it. The kids are working every day.”
In girls basketball Monday, Lowry beat North valleys, 57-37.