Incline basketball | Girls, boys advance to regional championships |

Incline basketball | Girls, boys advance to regional championships

Staff report

Kira Porter and the Incline girls defeated Battle Mountain 45-37 in the semifinal round of the Northern Division III regional tournament on Friday.

Both the Incline boys and girls basketball teams punched their tickets to the Division III state championship tournament with regional semifinal wins in Battle Mountain on Friday.

The second-seeded Incline boys got things started with an 81-67 win over fourth-seeded White Pine. Incline's girls, which entered as the top Northern Division III seed, defeated Battle Mountain 45-37 in their semifinal.

The only upset of the tournament came on the other side of the boys bracket, as fourth-seeded Battle Mountain defeated top-seeded West Wendover 66-61 to eliminate the Wolverines from the postseason.

That sets up a regional championship contest between Incline and Battle Mountain on Saturday at 2 p.m. Both teams have secured state berths and will battle for the top Northern seed in the state tournament.

Incline's girls will face second-seeded Pershing County in the regional championship Saturday at noon after the Mustangs defeated White Pine 49-37 on Friday.

State is scheduled for Feb. 28 and March 1 at North Valleys High School and Lawlor Events Center.

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