Bobcats lose at Incline and North Tahoe; seventh in league

Courtesy photo/Dave Maxwell
White Pine’s Colin Young drives for a layup in a recent game.  The Bobcats begin the second half of the league season this weekend.

Incline High used two quarters in which they scored 25 points each to overwhelm the White Pine High boys basketball team, 68-32. in their game last Friday.

Coach Terrill Trask had said the road games to Incline and North Tahoe were very important. “We’ll need to win them if we are going to have a chance to make the playoffs. The 2A North is taking six teams for the playoffs this year, so we know we have to take care of business against Tahoe and Silver Stage to stay in the hunt.”

But Incline proved too strong for the Bobcats that day and in the second half White Pine could only managed 11 points. The Incline subs played most of the fourth quarter, only scoring three points, but the Bobcats were just too far behind to catch up.

The boys played at North Tahoe on Saturday and lost a 61-51 decision. After the Bobcats play at Yerington today, their only game this weekend,  they turn right around and host north Tahoe and Incline on Jan. 26-27.

At present, the Bobcats are in seventh place in the league going into this weekend’s games with a record of 5-11, 1-6. Battle Mountain (15-3, 6-1) is the leader with Pershing County, West Wendover, Yerington, Incline and North Tahoe following in order.

As the second half of the league season begins this weekend, the Bobcats will have to play each of the teams in the league a second time.

The league is taking six teams in the playoffs, the first round will be Feb. 14 between with No. 6 at No. 5, and No. 3 at No. 4. The top two seeds receive a bye to the semi-final and finals in Elko Feb. 16-17.

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