The Raiders took a 21-4 lead into the second quarter, but didn’t push the gap past the 20-point plateau until two minutes into the second on Sierra Hooft’s seventh point of the period, padding the cushion to 28-7. That happened to be part of a 13-0 Raiders run that increased the margin to 30 points, 37-7, with 3:15 to go in the quarter. Hooft made four buckets during that rally.
Hooft tallied 13 of her game-high 19 points in the second, but Hug’s Celeste Henderson acted as Hug’s one-player show in the second quarter also, scoring eight of the Hawks’ nine points to make it a 41-13 halftime score.
Henderson finished with a team-high 18 points.
After the break, Reed began inching its way toward a 40-point edge that would initiate a running clock for the remainder of the game.
Hug’s Henderson and Jamilla Anderson prevented the Blue and Gold from putting together a long string of unanswered points. However, Reed outscored Hug 16-6 through the first six minutes of the third quarter to get within two points of the 40-point mark, 57-19.
Reed would have to wait until the fourth quarter for a running clock as the visitors enjoyed a 59-21 cushion heading into the final eight minutes of play. It waited a little longer than it should have.
The Raiders missed their first nine shots of the fourth quarter, including two breakaway layups, before Hooft laid in a layup on a fast break to make it a 61-21 game with 5:58 on the clock.
Tyler Sumpter then dropped in a pair of 3-pointers for Reed, leaving the scoreboard reading 67-21 in favor of the Lady Raiders. A putback by Tina Vernon handed the RHS cagers its first 50-point edge with 1:36 to go in the game. Makaela Moore made a layup in the last minute, leading to the 50-point final margin.
Gabby Williams scored 16 points, and Sumpter added 13 in the winning cause.
“I thought we played all four quarters hard. Our traps were working,” Reed girls basketball coach Sara Schopper said. “I think we dominated in the first quarter. I like how we didn’t give up 30 points. I felt we didn’t relax. Sometimes when we get a big lead, we relax. I thought we played hard the whole game.”
Reed (9-2, 7-0 in Northern 4A) is back on the road at Bishop Manogue Friday night at 6 p.m.