The Highland boy’s basketball team kicks things off tonight when they play Harmony.
Tonight’s boy/girl double header will have the Huskies out on the court with quite a few kids who may be starting for the first time in a varsity game.
Highland brings back Josh Brase who had 270 points last year, but can’t play for a couple of weeks, so they look down the line to Nick Sandburg who is the next highest returning scorer with 35 points.
At the Mid-Prairie Jamboree it was Colin Sexton who stepped up and led the way for the Huskies with eight points.
Highland head coach Marcus Hall said his team is young, and they are going to have to grow up quick in a very difficult schedule.
“We don’t have a lot of experience back and no one is going to wait for us to figure it out,” Hall said. “We need to do that by competing really hard in practice, pushing each other in practice, and our leaders whether they are seniors or freshmen or anywhere in between in to come to the forefront and make sure that we are on the same page and communicating on the floor.”
Harmony brings back their second leading scorer Winston Wallingford for his sophomore season.
In the girl’s game, 0-1 Harmony will travel to 1-0 Highland tonight. The Huskies won 53-50 in a close contest with Lone Tree. Cheyanne Adamson scored 24 in that game, while Chelsey Lampe had 15.
Harmony lost 78-10 to New London, getting four points from Taylor Diehuis.
Tonight’s double header at Highland starts with the girl’s game at 6:00 and the boy’s to follow around 7:30.