An old rival ended the quest to reach the top.
The Fallon boys and girls basketball teams both lost to Elko in the first round of the Northern Division I-A regional tournament on Friday at the Elmo Dericco Gym.
The boys kept its game close in the first half thanks to the hot shooting of senior Jeff Evett and junior Clay Davison.
Davison hit four 3-pointers in the first half, while Evett added 12 points as the Greenwvae trailed 31-29 at the break.
But Elko dominated the second half led by Nate Klekas. Klekas scored eight of the first 11 points in the third quarter as the Indians rolled to a 66-43 win.
Davison finished with 16 points and Evett had 14.
The Lady Wave, meanwhile, struggled in the final three quarters and only had four players score.
Senior Maggie O’Flaherty led the charge with 16 points including six in the first quarter, while junior Megan McCormick added 12, Ali Tedford had nine and Madison Perazzo chipped in with four.
Elko, though, used a 17-9 run in the second quarter to pull away and led by as many as 15 in the third quarter.
With the wins, both Elko teams face Lowry in Saturday’s regional final. Lowry’s boys and girls teams each beat Spring Creek to advance.
Elko and Lowry also qualified for next week’s state tournament in Las Vegas.
For more about the games, read Wednesday’s Lahontan Valley News.