The Highlanders boys varsity basketball team took on the Hayesville Yellow Jackets on Monday at home and lost a close game 57-50.
Highlands Coach Brett Lamb said they did well, especially after losing by 20 points the last time they played against Hayesville.
“We got beat up pretty bad last time we played, and this time we took it down to the wire,” said Lamb. “But we lost sight of things defensively and they kept making free throws.”
Hayesville made 14-18 free throws.
Highlands next plays against Cherokee at home on Friday. Games begin at 4 p.m.
Highlands Brent Sleight is seconds away from shooting the three while cheered on by HHS cheer team in the background.
Highlands Dillon Schmitt dives trying to steal the ball.
Highlands Ethan Tate shoots the 3-pointer against Hayesville on Monday.
Highlands Collin Stoltzfus drives to the hoop at home.
Highlands Gig Chalker snags a rebound and kicks it out to Dillon Schmitt (left).
From left are Highlands Connor Briggs working the perimeter while Highlands Ethan Tate works for position under the hoop.
Highlands Reid Carrier makes his move to the hoop against Hayesville.
Highlands Coach Brett Lamb shouting positive reinforcements to the Highlanders against Hayesville.
Article and photos by Brian O’Shea
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