Highland girls overcome Wapello
RIVERSIDE – The Highland High School girls’ varsity basketball team was tested by the Wapello Indians in a SEISC game on Monday, Feb. 3 but the Huskies came through to prevail 41 – 37.
“We didn’t play well in the first half at all. Wapello wanted it more than we did. They were more aggressive and quicker for most of the game,” Highland head coach Jody Fink said.
The first quarter ended in a 16 – 16 tie but the Indians outscored the Huskies 11 – 6 in the second quarter to take a 27 – 22 lead into halftime. Highland completely reversed its fortunes in the third quarter, outscoring Wapello 11 – 4. At the beginning of the final period the Huskies had a 33 – 31 lead.
A nail – biter fourth quarter was won by the Huskies thanks to their effort.
“Our girls were able to overcome and sustain to get the win. They were definitely a much different team from the first half to the second,” Fink added.
As a team Highland shot 30 percent (14/47) from the field, 1/9 from 3-point range and 6/9 from the free-throw line. The Huskies outrebounded the Indians 20 – 19. Highland stole the ball 15 times, made 11 assists and blocked five shots.
Sophomore Cheyanne Adamson led the Huskies with three assists. Juniors Bridget Murphy and Chelsey Lampe both had four steals. Junior Samantha Dutton blocked three shots.
Highland is now 12 – 6 overall, 10 – 6 in conference play. The Huskies take the court again on Thursday, Feb. 6 at home against Pekin.