Highlands girls varsity basketball team loses to Hiwassee Dam

It was a tough fight, but the Lady Highlanders couldn’t pull off the win against Hiwassee Dam on Wednesday losing 53-34.

“We started off great,” said Head Coach Jake Page. “Our shots were falling, we had pressure on the ball, but we didn’t execute the way we needed to.”

Highlands Jordan Carrier maintains possession of the ball under pressure on Wednesday (Dec. 12). Highlands lost 53-34.

Highlands may have started out strong, but things started heading downhill in the second half.

“When you play a good team like Hiwassee Dam you can’t let up on them, and our defense wasn’t the best,” said Page.

Highlands Chela Green defends against a Hiwassee Dam player.

Highlands Chela Green and Jordan Carrier each put up 10-points, followed by Haley Borino with 6-points. Page he’s confident in his team and is optimistic about the future.

“It’s still early in the season,” said Page. “We’ll play our game, settle down, and we’ll be fine.”

Hiwassee Dam doesn’t make it easy for Highlands Haley Borino to get to the hoop.

Highlands played away against Tallulah Falls on Dec. 14 and lost 63-58. Their next game is at 5:45 p.m. at home tonight (Dec. 17) against East Henderson.

Highlands Abby Olvera grabs the rebound and brings the ball up in a fast break.

Highlands Julia Schmitt dishes the ball out of the paint against Hiwassee Dam.

Highlands Kedra McCall tries to put two on the board.

Highlands Bailey Schmitt sets up for a pick and Reese Schmitt who uses it as a fake to drive inside the paint.

Article and photos by Brian O’Shea
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