Cougars' coach Kyle Penney was pleased with his team's effort against Sparks.
"We just tried to get better as a team," Penney said. "We pressured a little more. Our turnovers were way down compared to the past few games."
Spanish Springs led 15-11 after the first quarter and took a 15-point lead at halftime.
Penney said his team led by 36 at one point. The Cougars were able to get everyone some playing time, and all but one player scored.
Thomas Perkins led Spanish Springs with 15 and Kyle Raymond added 14 points to its winning cause.
"I think it was a good game for our kids. Sparks has proven that it can play," Penney said. "Our kids were ready and they came out."
For Sparks, Angel Guillen was the lone double-digit scorer with 10 points.
"We got handled pretty well," Sparks coach Dick Lee said. "They're bigger and stronger. They out-rebounded us and their pressure bothered us."
Spanish Springs plays tonight at 7:30 against Spring Creek. Sparks will take on West Wendover at 6 p.m.
The Reed Raiders did not start their trip to California on the right foot, losing a disheartening 62-21 decision to northern California power Folsom High Thursday night.
"It was a rough one," Reed coach Dustin Hall said. "Really rough actually.
Hall said his team came out and started off well in the first quarter, trailing just 15-11 after the opening period but it was all downhill from there. Reed scored just 10 point over the duration of the game.
"Their pressure got to us," Hall said. "And we couldn't really make any stops on defense either. We missed a lot of open shots and we normally would knock down a few of them."
The score was 30-15 at half. The Raiders scored just six points in the third and fourth quarters combined.
"We had a long talk about just competing," Hall said. "Regardless of the score, whether you're up 40 or down 40, just compete every second you're on the floor. You always have to compete.
"I think our kids looked at the scoreboard and knew we weren't going to win about halfway through the third and stopped competing."
Reed, which is without all-league starter Mike Powell this weekend, will play again today at 5:30 p.m. in the Folsom tournament.