The visiting Indians battled the Raiders in the opening quarter that had five lead changes and favored Reed 22-17. Erica McKenzie, who had 10 points to start off the game, led Reed.
Reed continued its scoring spree and went on a 12-2 run to finish up the half, topped off with a layup with seven seconds left from Danielle Peacon. The Sparks school outscored Elko 23-12 in the quarter.
Both squads started off with a sloppy first possession in the third quarter with turnovers, but Lorena Torres put the ball in the hoop for the Indians. With less than five minutes left in the quarter, a jump shot from McKenzie put Reed up by 20, 57-37.
Elko's Devyn Courts scored a wide open 3-pointer in the first few seconds of the final quarter while her team trailed 63-49. Both benches played strong for their teams and finished off the night.
"It was a great game," Reed coach Sara Schopper said. "The players came out and played well."
Reed's McKenzie scored a game high 21, Peacon had 20 and Audrey Campbell chipped in with 11 of her own.
"McKenzie was on fire with her threes," Schopper said. "Peacon did really well."
Taylor Altenburg led Elko (5-3 in HDL) with 16 points and Ciera Dunbar joined her in double digits with 10.
Schopper said she was a little surprised on her team's first outing against Elko.
"I didn't expect to win by 20," she said. "We came out prepared."
"Our defense had their hands up and we shifted well on traps," Schopper said on her team's success. "We had good passing and good communication and teamwork in general."
Each member of the 13-man Raiders roster saw some floor action and 12 of them scored.
"The league's been close," Schopper said. "Tonight I got a chance to put them in and they pushed up our lead. All 13 came out better than I could have expected. It was one of the best games we've played overall."
The Raiders will travel to McQueen today in hopes of continuing their HDL reign.
"I hope our intensity and enthusiasm carries on," Schopper said.