Highlands varsity boys lose tough LSMC tournament championship

Highlands varsity boys basketball team traveled to Hiwassee Dam for the Little Smoky Mountain Conference tournament championship last week and lost to the HD Eagles 88-44.

Highlands Harrison Gates snags a rebound and brings the ball down the court against Hiwassee Dam during the LSMC championship game.

It was the second time the Highlanders travelled to Hiwassee last week after winning the first round against Blue Ridge Early College on Feb. 15.

Highlands James Earp looks for an open man under the hoop.

Highlands hosts the first round of the state playoffs tonight with the girls varsity game beginning at 6 p.m.

Highlands Kason Mitchell launches and grabs a rebound.

From left are Highlands Harrison Gates and Brandon Moss holding their ground in the paint.

Highlands Nathan Keener drives to the hoop during the LSMC tournament championship.

Highlands Jeffrey Olvera takes the ball cost to coast against Hiwassee.

Highlands Cooper Hall sinks a short jump shot.

Highlands Kaden Mitchell on a fast break.

Highlands Brandon Moss kicks it back outside in the LSMC tournament championship on Thursday.

Highlands Kason Mitchell drives to the hoop against Hiwassee Dam.

Pictured at the top of the article is Highlands Win Dyleski looking for an opening to the basket against Hiwassee Dam.

Article and photos by Brian O’Shea
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