Incline beats Vikings on boards |

Incline beats Vikings on boards

Steve Yingling, Tribune sports editor
Steve Yingling / Tahoe Daily TribuneBrooke King of the Vikings tries to cut off the passing options of Incline's Tori O'Connor during a Mount Rose League girls' basketball game on Friday night in South Lake Tahoe.

Incline’s girls’ basketball team remained unbeaten in the Mount Rose League by converting rebounds into points against South Tahoe on Friday night.

The Highlanders (2-0) repeatedly put back offensive rebounds to pull away from South Tahoe 37-26 in South Lake Tahoe.

Tori McCunn was one of the busiest Highlanders on the glass, scoring 10 points. Nikki Riva added eight.

“Rebounding was the difference, helping us because our shooting wasn’t a high percentage,” said Incline coach Bill Devine.

South Tahoe crept to within 29-26 on Mel Sabac’s trey with 2:25 to go, but Incline ran off the final eight points. Tori O’Connor took her steal the length of the court for a basket and Alex Smith drained a pair of foul shots to give Incline some breathing room, 33-26, with 1:13 to go.

“They outhustled us at the end,” said STHS coach Chris Holmes. “We need to get a little tougher at the end.”

Sabac topped South Tahoe (1-3) with 12 points, including two three-point shots, and Brooke King added seven.

Incline continues its South Shore roadtrip on Saturday when the Highlanders meet Whittell in Zephyr Cove. Second place in the MRL standings is on the line.

“They are good,” Devine said. “We know they are going to be tough.”

Brubaker’s shot beats Incline

South Tahoe’s JV girls’ basketball team edged Incline 22-20 on Friday afternoon.

Madison Brubaker of the Vikings sank a 16-foot shot with 35 seconds remaining for the deciding points.

Drew Norberg led South Tahoe with 10 points and 12 rebounds. “Annie Kate Genasci and Melanie Grady played great defense and ran our offense well,” said STHS JV coach Kerry David.

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