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Reno, Manogue girls advance to regional semifinals
by Michael Lingberg
Feb 16, 2011 | 750 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Reno girls basketball team did what its male counterparts could not a night earlier. It won its first-round playoff game.

The Huskies cruised to a 64-38 win over the Carson Senators Wednesday night in a first-round matchup of the Northern 4A Regional Tournament. With the win, Reno advances to meet Galena on Friday in a regional semifinal battle. Tip-off will be 5 p.m. at Carson High.

Reno (22-3) was never truly scared by the Senators after it pulled ahead 27-10 just before halftime.

Reno’s point guard, Shannon Gough, made everything look easy as she sliced through the Carson defense at will and distributed the ball to several of her teammates for wide-open layups.

“She handles pressure real well. She makes good decisions with the basketball, “ Reno coach Shane Foster said. “She took it hard to the basket tonight and it was a pretty physical playoff game.”

The Huskies’ biggest lead was 49-22 early in the fourth quarter. The Senators never got the lead below 20 points the rest of the game.

“I just expect us to come out against Galena and play as hard as we can,“ Foster said. “We’ll work on our offensive sets and talk about how we’ll defend Galena.”

Sierra Sobrio paced the Huskies with 15 points and Gough followed with 12.

Whitney Nash led Carson with nine points and three other Senators added six.

- Bishop Manogue 73, McQueen 31 -

At Bishop Manogue, the Sierra League runner-up Miners outscored McQueen, the High Desert League's No. 3 seed, in every quarter and was never really threatened.

Bishop Manogue ran off to a 20-9 lead after the first period and kept pouring it on. The Miners extended their edge to 32-16 by halftime. The private Catholic school had forged ahead 51-24 after three periods and then had its biggest offensive outburst of any quarter, tacking on 22 more points in the fourth.

Katy Hufford scored 13 points for McQueen (13-11) but was the lone Lancers player to finish in double digits in the scoring column.

"I didn't really think we played all that bad, but Manogue hit a lot of shots and we didn't hit many," McQueen coach Joe Bischopink said.

Manogue (19-4) moves into a Northern 4A regional semifinal matchup against Reed Friday night at 7 p.m. at Carson High.

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