Reno easily defeats McQueen |

Reno easily defeats McQueen

by staff

Reno 55, McQueen 34

The Huskies shot 69 percent from the floor in the second half to easily defeat the Lancers and become the second team to qualify for the 4A state championship final.

Reno (25-7) led 23-15 at the half, but then went on a shooting tear in the second half – hitting 9-for-13 in the half – to put the Lancers (19-11) away. In addition to shooting well from the field, Reno shot 80 percent from the free-throw line (24-of-30).

Melissa Padgett had 20 points to lead the Huskies. Jennifer Koch added 15 for Reno.

No McQueen player finished in double digits. Jill Bentley and Tracy Graham each had eight points for the Lancers.