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Highlanders advance to 2A regional final

Incline outlasted Silver Stage 56-53 Friday night to advance to the Northern 2A League regional boys’ basketball tournament final and qualify for next week’s state tournament.

The Highlanders (23-3) will meet ROP, one of three teams to have beaten Incline, in Saturday’s 2 p.m. finals at Wooster High. ROP defeated Battle Mountain 89-75 in Friday’s other semifinal.

In other regional games on Friday:

In the Northern 1A boys’ regional semifinals in Elko, Smith Valley beat McDermitt 59-50 and Hawthorne routed Virginia City 74-55.

Sparks and Lowry made the finals in the Northern 3A regional in Winnemucca. Sparks whipped Yerington 62-34, while Lowry dispatched Spring Creek 64-56. Spring Creek and Yerington will play off on Saturday for the third seed to state.

Virginia City will play McDermitt in Saturday’s Northern 1A girls’ regional final. Both teams advanced to state with victories in Elko. The Muckers clobbered Owyhee 62-43, while McDermitt slipped past Eureka 47-40.

There weren’t any surprises in the Northern 3A girls’ regional semifinals in Winnemucca. Lowry, the No. 2 seed, stifled Truckee 47-41, and top-seeded Spring Creek ran past Dayton 57-19. The Wolverines can still advance to state when they play Dayton for third place at noon on Saturday.

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