The Battle Mountain High School boys basketball team suffered its first league loss of the season as it traveled to Incline Village this past Friday. 

Incline jumped out to a quick 20-7 lead after eight minutes of play and beat the Longhorns 69-36 to drop Battle Mountain to 2-1 in the Northern 2A and 6-5 overall.

The Highlanders led 37-13 at halftime and outscored the Longhorns 24-12 in the third quarter. 

Battle Mountain was scheduled to play North Tahoe on Saturday afternoon, but poor weather conditions in the Lake Tahoe area prevented Battle Mountain from getting to the game. The game will be made up on Saturday, Feb. 11, in Tahoe City, Calif.

Incline leads the Northern 2A at 4-0, followed by West Wendover (3-0), Battle Mountain (2-1), Pershing County (3-2), North Tahoe (2-2) and Yerington (1-3).

The top six teams qualify for the Northern 2A Regional Championships at Incline High School from Feb. 16-18. 

The top two teams receive first-round byes. 

Battle Mountain hosted West Wendover on Tuesday and results were not available at press time. 

The Longhorns are back home Friday to play Coral Academy at 7:30 p.m. and Pershing County on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.