Highland girls end season strong
The Highland High School girls’ varsity basketball team is coming off a three-game stretch in which they won two games and lost a game. On Friday, Feb. 8 the Huskies lost at Mediapolis 77 – 43. They rebounded on Saturday, Feb. 9 with a 61 – 28 victory over Cardinal. On Monday, Feb. 10 they defeated New London 74 - 38.
Against Mediapolis on Friday night the Huskies failed to score in double figures in three of four quarters and had trouble keeping the Bulldog shots out of the basket throughout the game.
On Saturday it was a complete reversal of fortune, as it was Highland that was flowing offensively and Cardinal that was limited to single-digit scoring in three of the four quarters of the game.
Monday night brought another convincing win for the Huskies. Highland dropped 16 points on New London before the Tigers could score and built on their lead from there en route to a 74 – 38 win.
On Friday night junior Chelsey Lampe led Highland with 13 points. Freshman Kelsey Hora added 11. In Saturday’s game sophomore Cheyanne Adamson dropped 23 and Lampe contributed 17. Monday’s game gave Adamson an opportunity to score 28 and Hora did her thing again, scoring 16.
Highland head coach Jody Fink said, “I’m glad that we got through these games injury-free. We have done a great job lately focusing on the opposition’s main players and limiting them. I’m very proud of the girls for their play. We still have to communicate more defensively and not allow opposing players to slip through cracks on our defense. We’ll be working on that over the next week.”
The Huskies finish the season 14 – 8 overall, 10 – 8 in conference. Highland has a first-round bye in the regional tournament and will await the winner of Danville-West Burlington. That second-round game will be played on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at Highland.