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Highlanders win regional championship

The championship round of Northern Nevada regional basketball tournaments went true to form on Saturday.

Top-seeded Incline won the boys’ 2A tournament with a 64-52 payback win against Rite of Passage, which handed the Highlanders their only defeat during Northern 2A League play.

Both teams will participate in next week’s state tournament in Reno. Incline will meet Needles in a semifinal game at 4 p.m. Friday at Lawlor Events Center.



Lovelock added a regional girls’ championship to go with its league title, downing Battle Mountain 56-44.

In Northern 4A regional finals, top-ranked Bishop Manogue put the defensive screws to McQueen, winning 53-24. The Miners closest outcome in three regional contests was a 25-point win over Carson.



Reno, the top-rated girls’ team in the North, trounced Reed 55-33 to claim the 4A girls’ regional championship.

In other regional final games, Hawthorne made a successful debut season at the 1A level, winning the boys’ title game against Smith Valley 62-48; Virginia City captured the Northern 1A girls’ championship with a 43-32 victory over McDermitt.; Sparks cruised by Lowry 69-56 for the 3A boys’ championship; and Spring Creek claimed the Northern 3A girls’ crown with a 48-37 triumph over Lowry.

Truckee’s girls also advanced to next week’s state tournament with a 58-41 third-place win against Dayton. The Wolverines will oppose Spring Creek at 6:20 p.m. Friday at Damonte Ranch High.


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