Incline basketball | Boys to open season in Truckee tournament |

Incline basketball | Boys to open season in Truckee tournament

Staff report

The Incline boys will be among eight varsity teams from California and Nevada competing in the inaugural Truckee Basketball Classic this Thursday through Saturday in the Truckee gym.

The tournament, put on by second-year Truckee coach Sky Nelson, features competitive schools from all divisions.

Schools include Division I McQueen — Incline’s opponent in the opening round — Division I-A Dayton, Division III North Tahoe and White Pine, and Mesa Verde (Citrus Heights) and Colfax from California. Nelson said he hopes to grow the annual tournament in the coming years.

“It’s always difficult the first year to get all the schools here,” he said. “But I’m sure it will get easier.”

Incline and McQueen tip off the action Thursday at 3 p.m. Dayton and Mesa Verde follow at 4:30 and Colfax and White Pine at 6. Truckee and North Tahoe will clash in the nightcap starting at 7:30.

Games continue at the same times Friday, with the winner between Incline and McQueen facing the winner between Dayton and Mesa Verde at 6, and the winner between Colfax and White Pine meeting either Truckee or North Tahoe at 7:30.

The tournament concludes with the championship game Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Each team is guaranteed three games.

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