The Battle Mountain High School girls basketball team was back in the NIAA 2A State Championships for the first time since 2018 with a Friday trip to Reno and Lawlor Events Center.
Battle Mountain met up with Lincoln County back in 2018 and played the Lynx once again this past Friday, as Lincoln County entered the tournament as the top seed from the Southern 2A.
The Lady Longhorns got off to a slow start in the first eight minutes of play in the early-morning game that started at 9 a.m. The Lynx jumped out to a 18-5 lead and held on for a 54-39 victory. Battle Mountain ended the season at 18-7.
“We played pretty good after the first quarter,” said BMHS coach Paul Tremayne. “The girls turned the ball over a ton. We had a great season it and was good to be back playing. I would really like to thank community and students for there support.”
After the slow start, Battle Mountain came back in the second quarter with 13 points and kept the deficit at 29-18 at halftime.
The Lady Longhorns could not get the gap under 10 points in the third quarter, as Lincoln County led 40-27 with a couple minutes to go in the third quarter and the Lynx kept the advantage at 13 points at 44-31 with eight to play.
Lincoln County maintained its double-figure lead in the fourth quarter and kept Battle Mountain at bay.
Incline went on to beat Lincoln County 31-30 in the championship contest on Saturday.
Battle Mountain says goodbye to six seniors who will graduate in June in Zarina Ceja, Marena Fuller, Yezzel Guizar, Christina Holley, Jade Castellanos and Kaybrie Nield.