MONTEREY — The Highland girls’ JV team picked up a much-needed win last Friday night with the final score of 34-33 in a game held at Highland High School.
The grittiness of the girls and the support of a raucous crowd spurred the Highland team to victory.
“It was their first experience with a big crowd and the game was a nail biter with the last two shots coming in the last few seconds,” said Ram coach Cappy Sullenberger. “Everyone gained valuable experience from this.”
The first half was carried by Zalea Good, who picked up eight of her 10 points in the game. Supporting her were Annah Moyers and Hannah Meyerhoeffer, scoring three and two, respectively. Sophie Ailstock scored nine and Zoey Jenkins seven for the Chargers.
The halftime score was 20-13 in favor of Bath County.
The Highland girls got it going in the third quarter, blanking the Chargers 10-0, pushing the score to 23-20 in favor of the Rams.
Leading the way was Colleen Adams and Meyerhoeffer chipping in four points each, with Good adding two more.
The final quarter saw the game going back and forth as each team traded buckets. The Ram girls scored the last four points for the win.
Adams contributed four; Annah Moyers and Tessa Bendel added two each, and Meyerhoeffer made a two pointer and a free throw. Moyers hit the game winning shot.
Ailstock and Jenkins kept the Chargers close with eight and five points.
The Rams lost a 62-29 decision at Union last Monday.
Levi Stahl led the hosts with 12 points and Bailey Evans added 10.
Adams had a game-high 14 points for Highland, Good added eight, Moyers scored three, and Bendel and Emma Summers each had two.
Last Friday’s Boxscore
Highland County (34): Zalea Good 10, Hannah Meyerhoeffer 9, Colleen Adams 8, Annah Moyers 5, Tessa Bendel 2
Bath County (33): Sophie Ailstock 17, Zoey Jenkins 12, Lillian Moyers 2, Cassie Thompson 2
Three-point goals: Bath County 7 (Ailstock 5, Jenkins 2); Highland County 1 (Good 1)
Highland County 2-10, Bath County 0-14