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.
Courtesy Michael Michaelsen |

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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