Andrea Maffei scored a season-high 14 points, all in the first half, to lead Carson High’s girls basketball team to an easy 55-34 win over Galena Tuesday night in a Sierra League game at Morse Burley Gym.
The win moved Carson into a third-place tie with Douglas. Both teams are 4-5. Carson visits first-place Bishop Manogue on Friday at 5:15 p.m.
Maffei scored 10 of Carson’s first 15 points, as the Senators led 21-6 after one period and 35-15 at the intermission.
“I’ve been telling her to shoot the ball,” Carson coach Melissa Larsen said. “I need my guards to score.
“I thought we did a good job pushing the ball up the floor. This was a good team win.”
Galena was never able to put a dent in Carson’s lead in the second half. Only once did the Grizzlies cut the deficit to less than 20 points, and that was after Krista Farrell’s basket made it 48-29 with approximately six minutes left in the game. Carson quickly restored control on baskets by Mallory Otto and Ari Schmidt to go ahead 52-29 with 5:36 left. The game got sloppy the rest of the way.
Ivy Pembrook added nine and Mallory Otto eight for the Senators. Farrell led Galena with 14.
Manogue rolls Tigers
RENO — Five players combined to knock down nine 3-pointers Tuesday night as Sierra League-leading Bishop Manogue ran off with a 74-45 Sierra League victory against Douglas.
Manogue (8-0 league, 11-1 overall) scored 49 points in the second and third quarter to break the game open. Malia Holt, Katie Turner and Julia McElwee connected on 3-pointers for the Miners during their 28-15 run through the third quarter.
Douglas (4-5 league, 7-10 overall) had a five-game win streak snapped. The Tigers only trailed 8-6 after one quarter and were still within 26-19 after Janae Blue Horse sank a 3-pointer late in the second quarter.
Holt followed with a 3-pointer of her own as Manogue pushed its lead to 29-19 at halftime.
Johnson scores 30 in loss
RENO — A 30-point outburst from Michael Johnson wasn’t enough for the Douglas High boys basketball team to keep pace with Bishop Manogue, 74-58, Tuesday night during a key Sierra League contest.
Johnny Reiley and Brevon Bansuelo scored 21 points each to help Manogue (6-2 league, 9-6 overall) strengthen its hold on second-place in the league standings. Douglas (5-4 league, 6-11 overall) was only a half-game out of second-place coming into the contest.
Johnson scored 10 points in the second quarter and 11 more in the third. The Tigers only trailed 41-37 in the third quarter after Jace Hart rang up six unanswered points. Bansuelo answered with a 3-pointer, then teammates Aldan Cantwell and freshman Gabe Bansuelo followed with 3-pointers of their own as the Miners regained the momentum with a 9-1 run.
Reiley scored 17 of his 21 points in the first half to help Manogue take a 37-29 lead at the intermission.
Hart scored 10 points for Douglas. Sam Johnson also scored nine, including a 3-pointer in the first quarter.
Muckers edge Silver Stage
VIRGINIA CITY — Colt Hess scored 26 points to lead Virginia City to a narrow 47-41 nonconference win over Silver Stage on Tuesday.
The Muckers contine league play Friday at home against Hawthorne and then battle Whittell at Zephyr Cove on Saturday.
Carson girls roll
Camiell Simpson scored 14 points to lead a quartet of double-digit scorers as the Senators rolled to a 58-11 win Tuesday at Morse Burley Gym.
Ku’ulei Haupu and Katelyn Morris added 12 each and Abbey Paulson finished with 10.
Carson improved to 11-6 overall and 6-3 in league.
Carson outlasts Galena
RENO — Derek Barry scored 12 and Dawson Lamb added 11 to lead the Senators to a 47-37 win at Galena on Tuesday.
Trent Robison and Jordan Torres added 10 each.