Highlands JV boys basketball team takes on Swain 4 vs 4

Highlands junior varsity boys basketball team hosted Swain last month and due to illness and injury, only had 5 players able to hit the court at the start of the game.

Highlands Lawson Shuler on a fast break against Swain playing 4 versus 4.

To make things worse, Highlands Harrison Gates rolled his ankle coming down from snagging a rebound leaving Highlands with only 4 able-bodied players.

Highlands Coach Bryan Dearth said Swain’s Coach was kind enough to play the Highlanders 4 against 4.

Highlands Brandon Moss not giving up on a rebound against Swain.

“We just couldn’t keep up with their rather large bench,” said Dearth. “I am very proud of the boys, they continued to play hard and did the best they could.”

He added that after only 1 win in 5 games, he still feels they accomplished a great deal in preparing for varsity-level play next year.

Highlands Win Dyleski drives to the hoop.

“We are grateful for the short season we had and look forward to the future,” said Dearth.

Highlands Sam Stiwinter puts 2 points on the board against Swain.

Article and photos by Brian O’Shea
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