The Raiders jumped out to a 10-0 lead with 6:30 remaining in the first quarter and breezed to a 64-25 league win in a game that finished in exactly one hour. Reed improved to 7-1 overall and 3-1 in league games while Wooster fell to 2-10, 1-4 in league games.
“I always tell them, the way you start from the tip sets the tempo,” Reed coach Sara Ramirez said. “I like to start the tempo right off the bat.”
After taking an early 10-0 edge, a spurt that saw all the points scored by Gabby Williams and Tyler Sumpter, Reed led 26-5 going into the second quarter.
Sumpter and Williams both played sparingly after the first quarter. Earlier Tuesday, Williams was named a nominee for the McDonald’s All-American game.
Leading 37-14 at the half, Ramirez’s halftime talk with her team lasted just more than three minutes.
“We talked about how to break their 1-3-1 and 3-2 (zone defenses) and just talked about what things I thought we were letting down on our defense,” Ramirez said. “So it was a pretty short talk.”
With the outcome of the game solidified, Ramirez’s bench played serious minutes Tuesday night.
“They have the right idea. They are on the Raider page,” Ramirez said. “They know what they are supposed to being doing -- trapping, running and moving and they are starting to learn to play with Gabby and Tyler by running the floor a little bit. I thought our box out, even though I went all smalls, was really good.”
Ramirez said she thought her group’s shooting was off in the win but it was a result of running a camp last week as opposed to practicing.
Sumpter and Williams finished with 14 and 12 points respectively to lead Reed's offense. Raiders reserve Aneesa Mwakapumba finished with nine points, all in the first half.
Wooster’s Tara Garcia was the only Colt to score more than four points, finishing with 11.
Reed, winners of seven straight, plays at McQueen (5-8) Friday. Tip is at 5:15 p.m.