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In the News: Highlanders Fall in League Title Game, Face Needles to Open State Tourney

February 21, 2023 | Member Submitted

Originally published in the Tahoe Daily Tribune on 2/21/23. Written by Justin Scacco.

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The Incline boys’ basketball team’s run for a fourth consecutive Northern League title came up short this weekend after the Highlanders suffered a 53-48 loss in the tournament finals to West Wendover.

The Highlanders entered Saturday’s championship game at Incline High School after dispatching rivals North Tahoe in Friday’s regional semifinals.

Incline won the contest in thrilling fashion, topping the Lakers 37-35 on a game-winning floater with eight seconds remaining.

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