Reed’s defense did not allow a Damonte field goal for over the first 11 minutes of the game and the Blue and Gold cruised to a 67-26 road victory.
A Sumpter 3-pointer at the 4:43 mark of the first period capped an 11-1 run to start the game.
A pair of free throws by Damonte's Taylor Nuttall made it an 11-3 game, but the Mustangs didn’t score again in the first quarter.
In the final minute of the first quarter, Cervantes drained a deep 3-pointer and Aneesa Mwakapumba finished off the scoring with a layup on a fast break as time expired. That gave Reed a 19-3 edge after the first eight minutes of play.
With 6:22 to play in the first half, a baseline jumper by Cherish Navarroza extended the lead to 20 points for the first time, 23-3. Sumpter followed with a fast-break layup for a 25-3 score.
At the 4:39 mark of the second quarter, the Mustangs made their first shot from the field. They added a second bucket later in the quarter, but Reed went into halftime with a 33-7 edge.
It took Damonte 22 minutes to hit double digits on the scoreboard when Morgan Waller dropped in a layup with two minutes to go in the third. That cut the deficit to 43-11.
Back-to-back treys from the same corner by Sumpter and Cervantes forged the Raiders ahead 49-11 with 24 seconds remaining in the third quarter.
Damonte answered with a basket, making it a 49-13 ballgame heading into the fourth quarter.
Reed instituted the running-clock mercy rule after Sumpter knocked down a trey midway through the fourth, giving the Raiders a 61-20 advantage. The largest gap of the game was 47 points, 67-20. However, the Mustangs tallied the last six points of the contest to account for the final 41-point margin.
Sumpter led all scorers with 24 points. Nakiyah LeSure added 14 in the winning cause.
Waller paced Damonte with 13 points, while Nuttall chipped in nine. No other Mustang had more than two points.
“I thought we looked pretty good,” Reed girls basketball coach Sara Schopper-Ramirez said. “Defensively, we were getting our half-court trap down. Everybody got into the game to play. I thought it was pretty good.”
Reed (17-3, 12-1) is on the road again Friday night. Tip-off at McQueen is 5:15 p.m.