The Battle Mountain High School girls basketball team continued its strong start to the season, winning three of four games this past weekend at the Comstock Classic in Virginia City.
Battle Mountain (6-3) opened with a 51-41 win over Pahranagat Valley on Thursday, Dec. 7. Three players scored in double figures in the victory over the 1A power. Isabella DeAllah led the Lady Longhorns with 15 points. Grace Melver and Sruti Bhakta each added 11 points.
In its first game on Friday, Dec. 8, Battle Mountain used a strong second half to beat McDermitt 57-40.
The Lady Longhorns held a slim 17-16 advantage at halftime but outscored the Lady Bulldogs 18-6 in the third quarter to pull away with a 35-22 lead. Battle Mountain’s offense continued to click in the fourth quarter with 22 points.
Melver paced the Lady Longhorns with 22 points, while Bhakta added 16 points and nine assists.
In the second game on Friday afternoon, Battle Mountain pulled away in the final three quarters to beat Round Mountain 61-25.
The Lady Longhorns led by just four points, 15-11 after the first quarter but dominated play from there. Battle Mountain built a 30-18 lead at halftime and outscored Round Mountain 31-7 in the second half, including a 14-2 run in the third quarter.
The Lady Longhorns had three players score in double figures, with Bhakta leading the way with 20 points. DeAllah added 11 and Melver 10.
In the final game of the tournament on Saturday, Battle Mountain dropped a 40-37 decision to Wells of the Eastern 1A.
DeAllah paced the Lady Longhorns with eight points. Melver and Bhakta added seven and six points, respectively.
“We had a good weekend,” said BMHS coach Paul Tremayne. “The girls played very well offensively. We did not shoot very well versus Wells but that can be expected when you play four games in three days. It will be fun to get started in league this weekend.”
Battle Mountain opens Northern 2A play this weekend at home. The Longhorns play North Tahoe on Friday and Incline on Saturday.