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North Tahoe basketball | Lakers routed at Incline

Staff report

Jordan Briggs in action.

The North Tahoe basketball teams learned first hand the potential of rival Incline on Friday.

The girls fell by a score of 40-15 and the boys by a final of 73-38.

"We got our butts kicked," said North Tahoe boys coach Frank Wright. "Incline is a very good team with some extremely talented athletes."

The host Highlanders didn't waste any time jumping on the Laker boys. They led 22-7 after the first quarter and 44-12 by the half.

"Everything that could go wrong went wrong," said Wright, adding that Incline senior guard Orin Porter played "off the charts."

Stats were not available for either team.

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North Tahoe is now 3-3 in Division III play and Incline 6-2.

First-place Highlanders roll

Using their aggressive full-court press, Incline's girls took control with a dominant first half.

The Highlanders held the Lakers to just a single point in each of the first two quarters and carried a 20-2 lead into the half.

Incline junior Molly Franklin scored a game-high 21 points as first-place Incline improved to 7-0 in league and 16-1 overall. North Tahoe dropped to 1-4 in league.

Up next

The Lakers are scheduled to host Pershing County on Friday, girls at 6 p.m. and boys at 7:30. North Tahoe will then travel to Battle Mountain the next day.

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