Highlands girls varsity basketball team fought hard at home on Friday against Rosman, but ended up with a loss after Rosman stole the ball and scored at the buzzer sealing the deal at 41-38.
Highlands lost in a heartbreaker against Rosman at home on Friday. The scoreboard is mid-change, the final was 41-38.
Highlands Coach Jake Page said it was a tough game and things didn’t start coming together until the second half.
“Too many turnovers hurt and shots weren’t falling for us,” he said. “We had open looks, but just couldn’t convert. We have to find a way to start out the game stronger. Can’t wait to start playing in the second half.”
Highlands Jordan Carrier draws the foul and gets sent to the line against Rosman.
Page added that it’s still early in the season and losses like this are good experience for the Lady Highlanders.
“It definitely wasn’t our best game, but hopefully we can learn from it and find ways to get better and keep working hard,” he said. “Still a long season ahead of us and I wouldn’t trade my team for anyone.”
Highlands next plays Towns County on the road at 5:15 p.m. on Monday.
Highlands Kedra McCall sets up on D on Friday at home.
Highlands Bella Branham snags a loose ball against Rosman but her plans are stopped short by a call from the ref.
Highlands Lilly Bryson makes her move to the hoop against Rosman.
Highlands Brooklynn Houston covers her mark at home on Friday.
Highlands Julia May Schmitt sets her defense against Rosman.
Highlands Reese Schmitt sinks a free throw.
Highlands Jordan Carrier with a no-look pass on Friday at home.
Highlands Hayley Borino brings the ball up the court against Rosman.
The Lady Highlanders fought until the buzzer against Rosman at home on Friday. From left are Jordan Carrier, Julia May Schmitt, Reese Schmitt, Bella Branham, and Kedra McCall.
Highlands High School cheerleaders get the crowd psyched before the game while the Lady Highlanders are introduced.
Article and photos by Brian O’Shea
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