Highlands Middle School girls basketball team took on Summit Charter at home on Thursday and won with a final of 26-6.
Highlands Coach Tim Dearth said the Lady Highlanders performed well on the court and are improving each game.
“As a coach, I feel like our girls played great, they are starting to play up to their potential,” said Dearth. “The 8th-graders really stepped up to help lead the way.”
Summit Coach Kaylee O’Dwyer said it was first game coming back from Christmas break so things can be a little rusty from not playing for almost a month.
“We took good shots and had good defensive stops, but there are also things we need to continue to get better at as a team,” said O’Dwyer. “However, we have improved so much from our first game this year and I’m so proud of all the girls for their hard work.”
Highlands next plays at 4 p.m. on Jan. 13 away against Nantahala.
Summit next plays at 4 p.m. on Jan. 13 away against Tallulah Falls School.