Lady Highlanders beat Towns County in season opener

Highlands girls varsity basketball team hosted Town’s County to kick off the season and took the win 52-27 on Nov. 19.

Highlands Hayley Borino drive to the hoop at home against Towns County.

Highlands Coach Brett Lamb said defense and unselfish passing was key.

“I thought we came out playing really well on defense that turned into some easy baskets,” said Lamb.

Highlands Julia May Schmitt dishes off the ball against TC.

He added that Highlands is off to a good start but need to polish up some things and get in better shape.

“A big shout out to the team in general, we rebounded extremely well,” said Lamb. “And Beatrice Bryson gave us some really good minutes coming off an ankle injury.”

Highlands B Bryson passes the ball inside.

The Lady Highlanders travelled to Rosman on Nov. 30 and lost 48-22.

Highlands Bella Wilson shoots a three-pointer against TC.

Highlands Lily Bryson makes her move and shoots a lay-up.

Things get too busy under the hoop and the ball gets kicked out to Highlands Ava Schmitt who shoots a three-pointer.

Highlands Riley Conner snags a rebound and brings the ball down the court.

Highlands Bella Branham catches a tipped pass against TC.

Highlands Reese Schmitt sizes up TC’s defense while bring the ball down the court.

Highlands Mac Woods keeps the ball moving around the perimeter.

Highlands Ezra Branham looks for an opening under the hoop.

A psyched up Highlands bench cheers on the Lady Highlanders against TC.

Highlands Coach Brett Lamb talks strategy during a late in the 4th quarter timeout.

Highlands cheerleaders keeping the crowd energized.

Highlands Ava Schmitt sinks a short jumpeshot.

Highlands Julia May Schmitt shoots a layup putting 2 points on the board.

Highlands Hayley Borino grabs a rebound and breaks to TC’s basket.

Highlands Bella Branham on a fast break against TC.

From left are Highlands Riley Conner, Bella Wilson, B Bryson, and Abbie Doerter during a timeout. Perfectly hidden behind B Bryson is her sister, Lily.

Article and Photos by Brian O’Shea
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