The Highland Cougars faced Louisiana on Dec. 3 and lost the match 61-36. They faced Payson on Dec 6 and lost 67-37. Justin Plant was the Cougars leading scorer with nine points, making three- three pointers.
In girls action Highland Girls basketball coach Melia Niemann said, “The Highland Lady Cougars are currently 1-2 with losses to Kirksville 35-45 and Liberty 50-56, and a win against Louisiana 65-10. Kirksville leading scorers were Johnson (13) and Merrell (11); Louisiana it was Brown (24) and Merrell (12) and against Liberty, Johnson (15) and Merrell (12).
In the Louisiana game, Gabby Brown broke the school record for most made 3's in a game. She made 8, the record was 7 and was held by Haley Meyer from the 2017/18 season. She had an outstanding shooting game going 5 for 5 from downtown in the first quarter, and at one point in the game was 8 for 11. She finished the night 8 for 14.
Upcoming games include Unity at Unity, Dec 12 followed by a home game against Bowling Green on Dec. 13, followed by an away game versus Scotland County Dec. 16.
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