The postseason hopes for the Battle Mountain High School girls basketball team took a turn for the worse, with two road losses to Pershing County and Coral Academy.
Pershing County 37, Battle Mountain 24
The Lady Longhorns made their way to Lovelock on Friday night, as the Mustangs were celebrating Winterfest.
Pershing County jumped out to a 14-3 advantage after eight minutes of play and end up winning by that same 11-point margin.
Battle Mountain closed the gap to seven points in the fourth quarter, but Pershing County was able to hold on for the win.
PEGGY JONES • Great Basin Sun
Battle Mountain's Jenna Chopp drives to the basket for a shot against Pershing County.
Coral Academy 35, Battle Mountain 30
Battle Mountain won the first game of the season by 19 points in Battle Mountain and the Lady Longhorns were on pace for a second win over the Falcons, after building a 10-4 lead in the first quarter.
However, Battle Mountain scored just 20 points in the final three quarters in the low-scoring game.
Coral Academy used a 12-9 run in the third quarter to lead 26-25 and the Falcons held the Lady Longhorns to five points in the fourth quarter.
Battle Mountain dropped to 13-10 overall and 5-8 in the Northern 2A, which is seventh in the league.
The top six teams qualify for the regional tournament in West Wendover.
North Tahoe leads the Northern 2A at 13-0, followed by Pershing County (13-1), Yerington (11-3), West Wendover (7-6), Sierra Lutheran (6-7) and Coral Academy (6-8).