Reed led 10-5 after one quarter and 22-17 at halftime. Unfortunately for the Raiders, their defense did a disappearing act in the third. Lowry outscored Reed 21-11 in the tell tale stretch.
“Lowry had nine layups and three free throws in the third quarter. Everything was easy for them,” Reed coach Dustin Hall said. “They just broke us down across the board ... In the first half, our pressure defense was working. We were getting some steals and transition baskets. In the second half, our defense broke down. Our help side rotations were slow.”
Reed, which lost its season opener at Douglas Tuesday, fell to 0-2 with the loss. The Raiders play a losers’ bracket game today at 4:30 p.m. at Carson High.
Dylan Raatz scored 10 points for Reed in Thursday’s loss, but was the lone RHS player to finish in double figures in the scoring column.
“There are three phases of the game that we preach, defense, reboudning and ball control,” Hall said. “Those things are key and we didn’t do any of them. We’re still learning to play as a team and those three areas jump off the page.”