By Brian O’Shea, Plateau Daily News
Highlands boys varsity made it to the championship round of the Little Smoky Mountain Conference Championship against Hiwassee Dam on Feb. 16 in Nantahala, but lost 76-52.
Highlands defeated Blue Ridge Early College in round 1 of the tournament on Feb. 14 in Nantahala with a final of 76-52.
The Highlanders did not make the NC High School Athletic Association’s State Playoffs.
Highlanders score a victory on Senior Night against BREC
Highlands boys varsity basketball team hosted Blue Ridge Early College for Senior night on Jan. 27 and while both Bobcats and Highlanders played a hard fought game, Highlands took the win 59-52.
Highlands celebrated Senior Night and recognized senior basketball players and cheerleaders between varsity games. This year the boys varsity team loses seniors James Earp and Nathan Keener.
The bleachers were also packed with fans wearing black for “Black out against cancer.”