Highlands boys varsity basketball team came out strong against Rosman on Friday at home and securely took the game with a final of 76-52.
Highlands Coach Brett Lamb said the Highlanders did a good job creating turnovers with their defense and rebounded well, giving Highlands a 7-point first quarter lead going into an 18-point lead at half time.
Lamb added that Highlands shot 13-18 (72%) from the field in the third quarter, and held Rosman to 4-11 (36%) shooting, outscoring them 27-11 to stretch the lead to 34 points by the end of the quarter.
“I felt like our starters got the tempo and defensive pressure where we wanted tonight against Rosman,” he said. “They have a young team and we wanted to pressure them from the start and did a great job of that.”
The Highlands bench stepped up and put some minutes on the court that Lamb said continued the game plan that the starters set into motion.
“I was really proud of our team to come out take a lead and keep doing the things we needed to do to get that lead and keep it,” said Lamb. “We played very unselfish and got everyone some important playing time.”
Highlands lost to Towns County on Monday, and next plays Franklin at 8 p.m. at home on Saturday. Highlands junior varsity girls begin at 4 p.m. on Saturday.