Submitted by Pete Summerbell
The Mineral County boys won two more games last week and are in position to get the top seed in the upcoming regional playoffs.
Friday night was senior night as Coleville was welcomed into the Snake Pit, and the Serpents downed the Wolverines 68-35. Mineral County started their three seniors, Vic Montoya, Austin Tweedy and Joseph Bandoni. The trio along with Robert McFalls and Tony Dominguez led the Serpents to an 18-13 first quarter lead.
McFalls led all scorers with 24 points. Montoya and Seth Bozzi had 10 points each and Dominguez added nine.
On Saturday, the Serpents and many Hawthornites traveled to Carson City to face Sierra Lutheran in an important conference matchup. At halftime, the Serpents held a slim lead 28-23, but outscored the Falcons 24-12 in the third quarter for a 17 point lead. The final score was 64-48 and left the Serpents comfortably on top of the Western Conference at 13-1, 19-5 overall.
McFalls led the Serpents with 24 points and Bozzi had 10. Montoya added nine points and Devon Davis finished with eight.
The Serpetns go into the final weekend of conference play in a Friday night matchup at home against Virginia City and then will travel to Smith Valley on Saturday. Playoffs will begin in Reno on Thursday, Feb. 15 and will continue on Friday and Saturday. The times and opponents will be determined early next week. Go Serpents.