Highlands boys varsity basketball team played Smoky Mountain on Saturday in the second day of the High School Holiday Tournament, but couldn’t close the deal losing 81-59.
Coming off of their loss to Franklin the night before, Highlands returned to Franklin High School and came out looking good in the first quarter, often trailing within 5 points and sometimes taking the lead. Halfway through the second quarter, the Mustangs from Sylva, N.C. ran away with it.
Towards the end of the game, Highlands Head Coach Brett Lamb cycled several substitutions onto the court. Highlands had 8 unanswered points in the last 1 min. 30 sec.
Highlands next plays at 6:30 p.m. away against Murphy on Jan. 3.
Photos by Brian O’Shea
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