Highlands JV boys basketball team wins LSMC championship

Highlands junior varsity boys basketball team hosted Hiwassee Dam on Wednesday in the LSMC championship and won 49-28.

This is the second year in a row Highlands won the regular season conference championship and LSMC tournament championship.

“We don’t get to say that very often,” said Highlands Coach Bryan Dearth. “So, we are rather proud of our accomplishments over the last few years. Our varsity program is young with plenty of talent ready to step up to the challenge.”

Highlands Nathan Keener dishes it off underneath the hoop against Hiwassee Dam on Wednesday.

Dearth added the Highlanders played a great game against Hiwassee; they came out strong and never let up, and took control and maintained it throughout the game.

“This game was a very special and unusual championship game, every one of my 12 players played good minutes and scored,” said Dearth. “That’s very rare! I am super proud of team for all of their efforts and achievements.”

Highlands JJ Postell shoots the 3-pointer at home on Wednesday.

Highlands’ overall record this season was 9-14, which Dearth said he is proud of.

“The purpose of the JV teams are to prepare for Varsity so winning 9 games along the way is a good indication that we have accomplished some of our goals,” he said. “Very proud of these young men, our future is bright and I look forward to watching them grow and compete at the next level.”

Highlands Brandon Mason makes his move and puts 2 on the board.

Highlands Mason Stoltzfus on a fast break against Hiwassee in LSMC championship game.

Highlands Lawson Shuler stakes out his turf for a rebound.

Highlands Trevor Reese slows things down bringing the ball down the court.

Highlands Win Dyleski lays it up against Hiwassee.

Highlands Mason Taylor sees his opening and drives to the hoop against Hiwassee.

Highlands Jeffrey Olvera sets up on D against Hiwassee on Wednesday.

Highlands Danny Lopez is about to jump and get crazy air to snag a rebound from Hiwassee.

Highlands Davis Ingate drives for a layup against Hiwassee.

Future Highlands cheerleaders in training.

Article and Photos by Brian O’Shea
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