Highlands boys varsity basketball team faced Tallulah Falls School at home on Monday and lost 69-25 in the first regular-season game of the year.
Highlands boys varsity basketball team front row from left are Brent Sleight, Dillon Schmitt, Reid Carrier, Connor Briggs, Lane Tingen, and Taj Roman. Back row from left are Pablo Jiminez, Collin Stoltzfus, Ethan Tate, Logan Petrone, Gig Chalker, Nick Tucci-Caselli, Patrick Woods, and Bill Miller.
Highlands Coach Brett Lamb said the boys played hard but TFS sped up the tempo forcing some quick shots and too many turnovers.
“TFS played really well and showed us several things we need to work on, and we are looking forward to watching our team improve as the season goes on,” said Lamb.
Highlands next plays at 7:45 p.m. at home against Rosman on Friday. Junior varsity boys begin at 5 p.m.
Highlands Bill Miller splits Tallulah Falls’ defense making his way to the basket.
From left are Highlands Logan Petrone and Gig Chalker boxing out for the rebound.
Highlands Dillon Schmitt checks out his options against Tallulah on Monday.
Highlands Logan Petrone posts up for a tough jump shot against Tallulah.
Highlands Brent Sleight launches for a wild pass at home.
Highlands Reid Carrier takes a moment to survey the scene in the paint before making his move against Tallulah.
From left are Highlands Dillon Schmitt and Collin Stoltzfus not about to give up on a loose ball.
Article and photos by Brian O’Shea
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