The Mineral County High boys basketball team continued to steamroll through every opponent in its path last week as they won three more games in blowout fashion.
Robert McFalls led the way with 14 points and Treven Wachsmuth added 11 last Tuesday as the Serpents beat Coleville 63-23. Eleven Mineral County players got into the scoring column in a game where they led 34-2 after the first quarter.
The beat went on Friday night at home when they routed Round Mountain 90-22. Seth Bozzi had a double-double, 19 points, 13 rebounds, and Wachsmuth added 15 points. Phillip Dees scored 11 while Tony Torres and Alex Palacious each had eight points.
Tonopah came to town Saturday and the Serpents held another opponent to less than 25 points for the third straight game with a 72-23 victory. Antonio Dominguez nearly had a triple-double with 15 points, 11 rebounds and nine steals.
“Saturday was Senior Day and we had a tremendous crowd that honored seven departing seniors in their final home game,” said coach Pete Summerbell.
The wins improved Mineral County to 23-1 overall and 8-0 in league play with four games remaining in the regular season entering Tuesday night. They traveled to Smith Valley Tuesday and play at Battle Mountain on Friday.
The Serpents can lock up the No. 1 seed this week in the upcoming regional playoffs.
Mineral County girls in first place
Despite suffering a 59-55 loss to Coleville last Tuesday, the Mineral County girls are playing their best stretch of basketball this season.
The Serpents took care of Round Mountain on Friday, 54-24, after 17 points from Perla Gutierrez and 10 each from Lashay Stephens and Amyah Boyd.
They followed that up the next day with a 62-41 win against Tonopah. Raynee Knight recorded a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds and Gutierrez dropped a game-high 23 points in the win.
The Serpents still sit atop the division standings at 8-1 in league play, but 6-1 Coleville is not far behind. They played at Smith Valley Tuesday and hit the road at Sierra Sage Academy today before traveling to Battle Mountain tomorrow.