Highlands junior varsity boys basketball team hosted Hayesville on Monday but lost to the Yellow Jackets 47-27.
Highlands Coach Bryan Dearth said it was a frustrating game.
“The foul count was off and I’m frustrated at the officials,” said Dearth. “After the first half we got in our heads and didn’t play our game.”
Highlands Win Dyleski on a fast break against Hayesville.
Highlands takes on Cherokee at home at 4 p.m. on Friday and Dearth said the Braves are a tough team but the Highlanders can take the win.
“Should be a good game, as long as we play together as a team all four quarters, we’ll beat them,” he said.
Highlands Trevor Reese keeps the ball moving along the perimeter against Hayesville.
From left are Danny Lopez and Mason Stoltzfus keeping the pressure on Hayesville on Monday at home.
Highlands Jeffrey Olvera checks out Hayesville’s defense before calling the play.
Highlands Brandon Moss sinks the jump shot.
Highlands James Earp checks his 6 looking for an open man.
Highlands JJ Postell snags a rebound against Hayesville.
Highlands Lawson Shuler on a fast break at home on Monday.
Highlands Mason Taylor sends the ball inside against Hayesville.
Highlands Nathan Keener rocking some serious up-close D against Hayesville.
Highlands Davis Ingate looks to pass inside.
Highlands Danny Lopez shoots the fadaway jumper.
Article and photos by Brian O’Shea
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