Highlands MS girls basketball team starts off season with a win

Highlands Middle School girls basketball team came out psyched and ready to ball at their first official home game on Tuesday against Nantahala with a final of 47-14.

Highlands Raquel Stiles draws the foul just outside the paint on Tuesday at home against Nantahala.

Coach Tim Dearth said the girls have been giving it their all at practice to prepare for the season-opener.

“The girls have been working really hard and I feel like they showed that tonight on the court,” said Dearth.

Highlands Jaylin Raby on a fast break at home against Nantahala.

He added that it was a great first game and a lot of the younger players got time on the court.

“We have a lot of 6th-graders that got playing time giving them some good experience,” said Dearth. “I’m looking forward to see what this up and coming squad can do.”

Highlands next plays away at 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 18 against Summit Charter School.

Highlands Courtney Logan (middle) launches for the ball on Tuesday at home.

Highlands Aislynn Luck puts two on the board against Nantahala.

Highlands Riley Logan is not about to give Nantahala an opening to the hoop.

Highlands Birdie Sherwood breaks for the hoop after a turnover.

Highlands Cayden Pierson chalks up a steal against Nantahala.

Article by Brian O’Shea
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