The Battle Mountain High School girls basketball team made its case to possibly secure the No. 2 seed in the Northern 2A Regional Basketball championships and a possible first round bye with a pair of road wins this past weekend.
Having the No. 2 or 3 seed will be important to secure in the postseason.
The No. 2 and 3 seed would not have to play likely top seeded Incline in the semifinals with a state tournament berth on the line.
Battle Mountain traveled to Lovelock this past Friday and came away with a 38-35 win over Pershing County.
The Lady Longhorns overcame a four-point deficit at halftime, but scored the first four points of the second half to tie the contest at 24.
The game went back-and forth from there, with the Lady Longhorns holding on for the three-point win.
Christina Holley posted a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Brynnlee Freeman had 10 points and eight rebounds and Zarina Ceja had seven points.
“It was a hard-fought game girls did a great job of hanging in and competing, said BMHS coach Paul Tremayne. “We gave just 11 points in the second half after trailing 24-20 at halftime. It was a normal Battle Mountain/ Lovelock game and it came down to the end.”
BMHS cruises past Coral Academy
There was no letdown on Saturday afternoon as Battle Mountain cruised to a 49-17 win at Coral Academy in Reno.
The Lady Longhorns improved to 10-4 overall and 3-1 in the Northern 2A.
Kaybrie Nield paced the Lady Longhorns with 14 points and eight rebounds and Jade Castellanos added 12 points.
“The girls came out and did a good job after a hard-fought game the night before,” Tremayne said. “We were able to play everybody. It was a very-good weekend for the Lady Longhorns. We are excited to have Silver Stage and Yerington coming in this weekend.”
Battle Mountain hosts Silver Stage on Friday at 6 p.m. and Yerington on Saturday at 2 p.m.