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Incline basketball | Girls rolling into league play

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Incline senior Molly Franklin is among the top talents in the state, averaging 27.3 points per game.
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Incline will hit the road to begin Northern Division III league play this Friday and Saturday at West Wendover and Battle Mountain.

The Incline girls went 3-1 in the Whittell Tournament last week and routed visiting Portola 72-23 on Monday.

The Highlanders opened the tournament with a 75-21 win over host Whittell. They went on to defeat Owyhee, 72-24, and North Tahoe, 54-30, but lost to Fall River (McArthur, Calif.), 55-36.

Senior Molly Franklin went off against Portola, scoring 30 points on 13-of-21 from the field, including 3-of-4 from 3-point range. She added five assists, six steals and two blocks.

Junior center Kira Porter scored 18 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and blocked eight shots, while Christine Schwartz scored eight points and Anne Schrage had four blocks.

With Franklin not in the lineup against North Tahoe, Porter led the way with 27 points, shooting 12-of-17 from the field. She also pulled down 18 rebounds and recorded five blocks and five steals. Harmony Bates added nine points, and Schwartz scored eight.

Porter posted 14 points, 11 rebounds and five steals against Fall River, which defeated all four of its opponents by a double-digit margin in the tournament. Franklin had eight points and Schwartz six.

Franklin had a big game against Owyhee, scoring 34 points with seven steals and four assists. Porter contributed 14 points, 18 rebounds, six steals, four assists and four blocks. Schwartz and Briana Barazza each had four assists.

Incline is 6-3 heading into league play this Friday and Saturday.