Sierra Allen scored 25 points for the Highland girls Friday in their playoff warmup game against New Home that was held in Hermleigh, but the Lady Hornets still lost by a score of 43-38.
Highland (22-8) held leads of 11-5 and 21-18 after the first two periods but New Home led 32-30 entering the final stanza.
Kara Hughey finished with eight points for Highland. Beth Richburg had three and Lora Stew-art two for the Lady Hor-nets, who made the play-offs as the second-place team in District 11-A, Division II. Highland plays Sterling City (22-9), the No. 3 team in District 12-A, Division II, in bi-district Monday at Win-ters High School.