That’s true even for the Reed boys hoops team. Even though the Raiders drained 12 shots from beyond the arc, they had absolutely no answer for Luke Medeiros of the Reno Huskies and they fell 69-62 Saturday night.
Medeiros (6-8, 205 pounds) threw his body around inside and created havoc all night long. He scored an impressive 25 points using a variety of post moves, including turnaround jumpers, bank shots, and half-hooks. The Raiders struggled to get control of the ball after missed shots because of Reno’s size
and Reed's inability to rebound the ball cost it dearly in the league game.
The game was close right up until the 6:10 mark of the fourth quarter. The boys clad in blue and gold were down only five points at halftime and had actually taken the lead, 46-45, on a 3-pointer by AJ Silva with 7:25 to go in the fourth quarter.
That lead didn’t last long as the host Huskies went on a 13-5 run that ended around the 2:00 mark. Medeiros caught fire during that stretch as he scored 10 points, grabbed the rebounds off his own misses, and blocked a couple of shots on the other end.
The Raiders made two more shots from beyond the arc in the final minute but couldn’t make up any ground after Reno's Anthony Hascheff, Robert Lujan, and RJ Bush sank four of their six free throws.
Devin Gray led Reed in scoring with 16 points. He also made four three-pointers. Dylan Raatz was next with 14 points and Silva contributed 10.
Medeiros scored the most for the Reno Huskies with his 25 points while David Abittan chipped in with 18 points and four trifectas.
Reed fell to 5-6 overall with the loss and its next game will be Tuesday against Hug at home with tipoff slated for 7:30 p.m.
The Huskies improved to 5-5 overall and will take on Spanish Springs on Tuesday.