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North Tahoe hoops: Boys drop league contest at Incline

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Sylas Wright/Sierra SunMitchell Conn secures a rebound during the second half of the Lakers' road loss at Incline on Tuesday.

INCLINE VILLAGE and#8212; The Lakers can a rest a little easier knowing they don’t have to face the Highlanders again this season.

First-place Incline had its way with visiting North Tahoe on Tuesday, winning 75-29 to improve to 6-0 in Northern 2A league play and 17-2 overall. The Lakers fell to 0-6 in league and 3-10 overall in what was their second big loss to the Highlanders this year.

Senior post player Mitchell Conn scored 10 points for North Tahoe, including the Lakers’ first three buckets of the game after Incline jumped out to an 8-0 lead.

The Highlanders scored 21 points to the Lakers’ seven in the opening quarter, then held a cold-shooting North Tahoe squad to just two points in the second to take a commanding 39-9 lead into the half.

The Lakers played their best basketball shortly after the break, when they came out with energy on both ends of the floor and began hitting some shots.

They scored 12 points to Incline’s 14 in the third quarter, but again went cold from the field in the fourth when not turning the ball over to the Highlanders’ relentless defensive pressure.

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Incline senior guard Sam Witt scored a game-high 14 points.