The March 3, 50-46 loss to Alleghany in the Sweet Sixteen of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1A tournament couldn’t have been tougher for the Highlands girls basketball team.
Highlands’ coaches Jacob Page and Brett Lamb were at work a little late on Friday. Making room in the school’s trophy case is considered an extracurricular activity.
A slow start, a furious comeback and a blowout victory in the span of little more than an hour helped Highlands end its regular season on a positive note Friday night against Blue Ridge.
The Highlands Lady Highlanders stood a win away from clinching the Little Smoky Mountain Conference regular season championship with a hard-fought 38-31 win over archrival Blue Ridge Early College.