|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands senior Bo Hebel (55) puts up a shot in Saturday's game against Bishop Brossart at Thomas More College.|
Highlands battled the Mustangs hard, but came away with a 60-51 loss at Thomas More. The Bluebirds delayed the start of the season a few weeks this year to allow for more practice time because many of the players also play football. Highlands had practiced a few days then started the season against teams that had been practicing for a few weeks.
Highlands takes on Morgan County on Monday in the Swauger Holiday Classic at Bellevue. Game time is 2 p.m.
Highlands 74, Bellevue 34:
The Ladybirds (7-1 overall) moved to a commanding 3-0 in 36th District action with the 40-point road win. Bellevue fell to 5-3.
The three returning starting seniors led Highlands to the victory. Brianna Adler made four three-pointers on her way to 25 points with Haley Coffey and McKenzie Leigh making one each. Leigh scored 13 points and Coffey had 12. Junior Lauren Epperson followed with nine points.
Highlands plays host to Campbell County on Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the Middle School Gym.