Highlands junior varsity boys basketball team hosted Hiwassee Dam on Wednesday for the season opener but couldn’t pull off the win ending with a final 45-26.
The Highlanders just weren’t on the same page with a series of missed passes and a defense that wasn’t slowing down Hiwassee’s consistent scoring.
“We need to work on who does what and where we need to be,” said Highlands Lawson Shuler. “It was our first game, but we’ll work as a team and focus on certain areas and we’ll get better.”
Highlands Win Dyleski said they had a lot of problems with communication and their defense was lacking, but the more they play together the better they’ll get.
Dyleski is also one of many players, including Shuler, who are playing two sports at the same time as players have begun practicing for boys soccer season. Dyleski said days often begin at 7 a.m. and end at 8 p.m.
“After practicing for two sports, it’s an early bedtime,” he said. “But we need to work on some stuff if we’re going to see a good outcome this season.”
Pictured at the top of the article is Highlands Lawson Shuler on a fast break against Hiwassee.