Highland girls split games
RIVERSIDE - Highland High School’s girls’ basketball team split a pair of home games on Monday, Jan. 20 and Tuesday, Jan. 21. On Monday they suffered an 84 – 49 defeat at the hands of the Mediapolis Bulldogs and on Tuesday they defeated Louisa-Muscatine Falcons 61 – 44.
The Mediapolis game was within reach for the Huskies through the first half, as Mediapolis had only a 35- 31 lead at the break. The second half would be a different story as the Bulldogs outscored Highland 49-18 over the final 16 minutes.
Highland shot 45 percent (17/38) from the field in the Mediapolis game. The Huskies went 4/11 from 3-point range and 11/24 from the free-throw line. Mediapolis outrebounded Highland 38 – 24. The Huskies also totaled 17 assists and 12 steals against the Bulldogs.
Junior Samantha Dutton led the Huskies in points on Monday with 14. Junior Bridget Murphy led the team with six rebounds. Sophomore Cheyanne Adamson had five assists. Freshman Kelsey Hora and sophomore Brianna Davis tied for the lead with three steals apiece. Dutton also registered both of Highland’s blocked shots in Monday night’s game.
The Huskies took the court less than 24 hours later against winless Louisa-Muscatine and kept the Falcons winless thanks to having four players score in double figures and grabbing 42 rebounds.
Against Louisa-Muscatine Highland shot 49 percent (26/53) from the field. The Huskies 2/5 from downtown and 7/15 from the charity stripe. Highland also totaled 26 assists and 18 steals against the Falcons.
Adamson led the Huskies with 22 points on Tuesday. Dutton grabbed 10 rebounds to pace Highland. Juniors Bridget Murphy and Chelsey Lampe each registered seven assists. Lampe also recorded three steals. Senior Jordan Rath blocked a shot.
The Huskies are now 10-5 overall, 8-5 in SEISC play. They play next on Friday, Jan. 24 at home against WACO.