MCIN Staff

The historic season by the Mineral County High boys basketball team continued last week as the team locked up the No. 1 seed in the upcoming regional tournament.

Mineral County is now 26-1 overall and 10-0 in league play after another three more wins.

The boys knocked off Smith Valley last Tuesday 81-36 and won the conference title outright in the process. Robert McFalls led the scoring with 14 points while Devon Davis added 13 points and Damien Montoya 12.

The Serpents defeated Battle Mountain 67-33 on Friday after a game-high 18 points from Robert McFalls. Damien Montoya had 14 points in the win and Seth Bozzi and Antonio Dominguez had nine.

Mineral County won again on Monday when they traveled to Fallon and beat Oasis Academy 73-40.

They play their final regular season game Saturday at Sierra Lutheran and will await their matchup in next week’s regional tourney in Reno.

Girls improve to 11-1 in league

Despite a 60-33 non-conference loss to Battle Mountain on Friday, the Mineral County girls positioned themselves to enter the regional playoffs as the top seed next week.

The girls beat Oasis Academy 64-40 Monday after 28 points from Perla Gutierrez. Lashay Stephens had 13 points in the win and Jerzi Moody-Isom finished with 10 points and 14 rebounds.

Mineral County improved to 16-8 overall and 11-1 in league play.