Incline basketball | Molly Franklin scores 41 in road win |

Incline basketball | Molly Franklin scores 41 in road win

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Incline is scheduled to compete in the Whittell Tournament this Thursday through Saturday. The Highlanders host a nonleague game against Portola on Monday at 6 p.m. and open league play at West Wendover and Battle Mountain on Dec. 19 and 20.

The Incline girls basketball team went 1-2 in the High Sierra Winter Challenge at Galena this past weekend and defeated Whittell 75-21 on Tuesday.

Molly Franklin was a dominant force against the Warriors. The versatile senior scored 41 points, grabbed eight rebounds and had eight steals to lead the Highlanders to the lopsided victory.

Junior forward Kira Porter added 10 points and 12 rebounds as Incline ran out to a 17-9 first-quarter lead and extended it to 29-16 by the half.

Anne Schrage contributed eight points and five rebounds, and Christine Schwartz had six points.

The Highlanders opened the High Sierra Winter Challenge with a 59-22 win over Sparks. They followed with a 55-36 loss to Woodland Christian (Woodland, Calif.) and finished with a 46-38 loss to Union Mine (El Dorado, Calif.).

Franklin led all scorers with 33 points against Sparks, while Porter had five points and 14 rebounds, Schwartz had nine points, and Briana Barazza had four assists.

Against Woodland Christian, Franklin finished with 18 points, Porter had 13 rebounds, and Schrage had six points and seven rebounds.

Franklin dropped 25 points on Union Mine to go along with her seven steals, and Porter had seven points and 12 rebounds.

In five nonleague games this season, Franklin is averaging 29.2 points.

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