Corneil helps lead Highlander girls to 8th straight victory |

Corneil helps lead Highlander girls to 8th straight victory

Incline junior Madison Corneil prepares to shoot a layup earlier this season.
Bill Rozak / Tahoe Daily Tribune

The Incline Lady Highlanders basketball team was pretty much unchallenged this past week in two games but the road is about to get tougher, including tonight in Battle Mountain.

Incline buried Coral Academy 70-12 Friday on the North Shore and Silver Stage 55-24 Tuesday in Silver Springs, Nev. 

The Highlanders have won eight straight games, including their first three Northern League matches, and nine of 10 on the season.

Junior Madison Corneil scored 22 points, destroying her previous career high of 13 set last season, to lead the rout Tuesday night. Corneil hit a pair of 3-pointers and also made five steals on her career night.

Also for Incline (9-1, 3-0 Northern), Taylor Redfern scored 11 points, including 3 from beyond the arc, and she also made six steals and dished four assists, Elisabeth Stranzl scored nine points and made seven steals, Brooke Gutheil scored six points, grabbed eight rebound and dished four assists and Serena Faulkner hauled in seven rebounds.

Against Coral Academy, Redfern poured in 22 points, including connecting six times from deep in 11 attempts, and Stranzl added 17, including four 3s.

Also for the Highlanders, Corneil scored eight points and grabbed four boards, Gutheil scored even and had 10 rebounds and Faulkner scored seven and grabbed 11 rebounds.

Incline shot 12 of 25 from beyond the arc and 12 of 32 inside the 3-point line.

The Highlanders play at 6 p.m. at Battle Mountain (8-3, 1-1 Northern) to finish 2018 and will play at White Pine (6-0, 2-0) Jan. 4 in what could be a battle of the league’s top two teams.

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