Lady Longhorns split road games in return to the floor

After sitting out a week and missing home games with Yerington and Silver Stage, the Battle Mountain High School girls basketball team was back on the floor this past weekend with its sights on the postseason in a couple weeks.

Battle Mountain traveled to league-leading and undefeated Incline on Friday night and suffered a 50-20 loss to the Highlanders. 

“The score does not really show how well we played,” said BMHS head coach Paul Tremayne. “The girls were able to get great looks at the basket, we just could not get it to go down. We competed well and I am really proud of the girls.” 

Kaybrie Nield had 10 points and nine rebounds for the Lady Longhorns.

Battle Mountain closed out the road trip on Saturday in Tahoe City, Calif., against North Tahoe.

The Lady Longhorns found it tough sledding on offense but were able to escape with a 33-29 victory to improve to 11-5 overall and 4-2 in the Northern 2A. 

Zara Ceja netted eight points and had four steals for Battle Mountain and Brynnlee added eight points. 

“This was a tough game for us,” Tremayne said. “Winning on the road on these long road trips is tough. Our girls hung in and did a good job. Have a big game at home against Lovelock on Tuesday. The girls are really excited to play them at home.”

Battle Mountain hosts Pershing County on Tuesday at 6 p.m. and travels to Yerington on Friday and Silver Stage on Saturday.

Incline leads the Northern 2A at 7-0 and Pershing County is second at 8-2. 

Battle Mountain (4-2) is third and North Tahoe (2-2) is fourth. Yerington and West Wendover are fifth and sixth respectively. 

The Northern 2A Regional Basketball Championships will include the top six teams and be played at the Winnemucca Junior High, Lowry High School and Winnemucca Event Center from Feb. 17-19.