Highlands MS boys basketball team beats Nantahala in season opener

Highlands Middle School boys basketball team hit the court and represented at home on Tuesday beating Nantahala 53-9.

Highlands Peyton Naron gets set to stop Nantahala’s offensive drive on Tuesday at home.

Highlands Coach Seth Wilson said they played well considering they only had two weeks of practice before the first official game of the season.

“We got a lot to work on, but it’s early in the season,” said Wilson. “We’ve got a good mix of new players and veterans, and they’re getting better every time we practice.”

Highlands Lucas Ramos takes it to the hoop at home.

He added that top priorities include working on teamwork, ball movement and seeing the court.

Highlands Sam Stiwinter drains the jump shot.

Highlands Wyatt Wilson puts up a layup against Nantahala.

Highlands JD Head steals the ball and takes it to the hole.

Highlands Landon Green puts up two points against Nantahala.

Highlands Jesus Medoza takes off on a fast break on Tuesday.

Highlands Harrison Gates gets set to stop Nantalaha’s offense.

Highlands Cooper Hall puts up 2 and draws the foul.

Highlands Gavin Small bides his time before he steals the ball and drives up court.

Morale was high after Highlands beat Nantahala at home on Tuesday 53-9 in the season opener.

Article by Brian O’Shea
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