Highlands boys varsity basketball team defeats Nantahala

Highlands boys varsity basketball team hosted Nantahala on Tuesday and fought a tough battle ending in a Highlander victory, 77-61.

Highlands next plays on Jan. 10 away against Cherokee. Games begin at 4 p.m.

Highlands Ethan Tate holds his ground waiting for the rebound to drop against Nantahala on Tuesday.

Highlands Gig Chalker gets the bucket and draws the foul.

Highlands Reid Carrier drives to the hoop.

Highlands Dillon Schmitt looks to recover from a pump fake to stay with Nantahala’s offense.

Highlands Connor Briggs looking to send the ball inside against Nantahala on Tuesday.

Highlands Brent Sleight dodging and weaving his way down the court against Nantahala.

Highlands Lane Tingen pulls up for the short jumper.

Highlands Dillon Schmitt drives to the hoop and sinks the layup.

Highlands Bill Miller sets up for the shot.

Highlands Reid Carrier makes the 3-pointer.

Highlands Taj Roman dishes the ball off from the corner against Nantahala.

Highlands High School cheerleaders finish up a stunt during Highlands vs Nantahala.

Highlands Lane Tingen with a clean block from behind.

Highlands Reid Carrier takes an arm to the face and is sent to the line.

Article and photos by Brian O’Shea
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