Highland girls are champions at own tourney

Living up to their No. 17 ranking, the Highland girls basketball team finished as the champions of their own Hilltop Classic tournament on Saturday. After beating Roscoe 45-13 in Friday’s semifinals, the Lady Hornets (11-3) won the championship by defeating Garden City 36-25 at Highland’s gym.Kara Hughey and Sierra Allen paced Highland with 11 and 10 points, respective-ly, while Jessica McCain had seven, Beth Richburg six and Megan Thompson two. Highland led 6-4, 18-11 and 31-19 at the breaks while holding an opponent to under 30 points for the third straight time and seventh time in 14 games.Garden City did win the boys championship Satur-day, as it overwhelmed the Snyder JV boys 82-27 in the title game. Eleven players scored for the Bearkats.Wylie’s JV boys took third place as they defeated Rotan 63-19, and Robert Lee won consolation by holding off Loraine 33-31. Highland’s boys (2-9) took seventh by knocking off Roscoe 37-31 on Saturday. Ethan Wilson had 15 points, Ron Covington 11, Shelby Howard nine and Kaden Nachlinger two for Highland while for Roscoe (0-8), Keeston Ford was the leading scorer with a game-high 19 points. Also scoring were Jesus Leanos with eight points and Dillon Freeman and Luke Rovig with two each. Highland led 17-4, 23-14 and 30-23 at the breaks. Roscoe’s girls (6-6) played for third place but fell to Loraine 58-55. Lynnsi Mos-es led Roscoe with 21 points while Faith Boren had 12, Sara Kingston nine, Caroli-na Perez eight, Mirian Solis four and Stina Tomlin one for the Plowgirls.