02/17 High school basketball Northern finals highlights

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RENO - NV The northern finals were held Saturday in high school basketball. Spanish Springs won its first Northern 4A regional title in school history 68-56 over Bishop Manogue.

"It feels great, this team is special. We had a feeling at the beginning of the season that this was going to be our year and this happened to be our year so it's great," said Spanish Springs' Jalen Townsell.

Cougars coach Kyle Penney added, "I'm super proud, they work really hard. They're just great kids, they've got great families. And they deserve it. They really do deserve it."

On the girls side, Reno took home the 4A title with a 54-48 win over McQueen.

"I'm so proud considering we were the third seed coming in and coming to win the regional title it feels so great," said Reno's Mikayla Shults.

"These girls, you know what, they came to practice, they worked hard. They care about each other and they played for each other tonight. That's what we talked about. You need to play for your teammates, your family, your school and your community. And they came out in the second half and played really well," said Reno coach Shane Foster.

Boys scores

Spanish Springs 68
Bishop Manogue 56

Whittell 64
Mineral County 55

Battle Mountain 50
Pershing County 47

Elko 55
Spring Creek 44

Girls scores

Reno 54
McQueen 48

White Pine 45
Battle Mountain 41

Wells 41
Eureka 36

Fallon 66
Lowry 41