Battle Mountain girls finish regular season with a pair of victories

The Battle Mountain High School girls basketball team ended the regular season on a high note and now are getting ready for the Northern 2A Regional Championships this weekend in Winnemucca.

Battle Mountain traveled to West Wendover on Tuesday, Feb. 9, and beat the Wolverines 38-23. 

The Lady Longhorns closed out the regular season on Friday night at home for senior night and Winterfest and beat Coral Academy 48-10. 

Battle Mountain finished the regular season at 17-5 and 10-2 in the Northern 2A.

In the match-up with West Wendover, Battle Mountain grabbed a 12-7 advantage after eight minutes of play, but broke the game open with a 16-2 run in the third quarter and did not look back.  

Brynnlee Freeman had a team-high 15 points to go with four steals and Christina Holley joined her in double figures with 12 points and eight rebounds. Jade Castellanos added five points and Zarina Ceja, Marena Fuller and Kaybrie Nield had two points apiece. 

“We pretty much controlled the game after the third quarter,” said BMHS coach Paul Tremayne. “The girls played really well.”

Battle Mountain celebrated Winterfest and senior night in style, with a 48-10 victory over Coral Academy. The Lady Longhorns dominated from the start with a 20-2 run to start the contest.

Holley had nine points and nine rebounds, Yezzel Guizar 10 points and Castellanos nine points and six rebounds.

“The girls have had a great season,” added the coach. “We reached our goal as a 1 or 2 seed. We are looking forward to playing in the regional tournament this weekend in Winnemucca.”

The Northern 2A Regional Championships take place this weekend in Winnemucca. 

The opening day games will be at the junior high school with Pershing County facing West Wendover at 1 p.m.  

The winner of that game plays Incline on Friday at Lowry High School at 4:30 p.m.

North Tahoe and Yerington play at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday at Winnemucca Junior High School.

That winner plays Battle Mountain at 1 p.m. at Lowry High School. The championship game is set for 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Winnemucca Event Center.