Incline basketball | Girls rout Wolverines, Longhorns on road |

Incline basketball | Girls rout Wolverines, Longhorns on road

Staff report

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The Highlanders are scheduled to play a league game at Yerington on Jan. 2 and host Pershing County on Jan. 9 at 6 p.m.

The Incline girls began their state title defense with a pair of one-sided league victories on the road this past Friday and Saturday.

The Highlanders opened the road trip with a 61-24 win at Battle Mountain. They followed with a nearly identical result the next day in a 62-25 win at Battle Mountain.

Senior guard Molly Franklin led the Highlanders with 23 points against West Wendover and 32 points against Battle Mountain. Through 11 games this season, she’s averaging 27.3 points.

Junior forward Kira Porter was Incline’s Player of the Game against the Wolverines, as she scored 11 points and had 12 rebounds, seven blocks, six steals and four assists.

Franklin added seven rebounds, three assists and four steals, while junior point guard Briana Barraza contributed three assists and nine points, including three 3-pointers. Haeden Suter had six points and Harmony Bates five.

Incline held West Wendover to just four points in the first quarter and one in the second to take a 29-5 lead into the half.

Franklin was Player of the Game against the Longhorns. In addition to her 32 points, she had eight steals and six assists, with four 3-pointers. Porter had an all-around solid game as well, with 18 points, 13 rebounds, seven blocks and seven steals. Christine Schwartz added six points.

The Longhorns did not score more than seven points in any quarter.

Incline improved to 2-0 in the Northern Division III and 8-3 overall.