The Lady Scots have peaked at the right time and saved perhaps its biggest win of the regular season for last. Highland cooled off one of the hottest teams in the area in Elwood 50-41 at home Tuesday night.

Kyla Lacy paved the way for the Scots scoring a game-high 16 points. Stormy Holder had 10 points and 11 rebounds. Erin Looper finished one board shy of a double-double with 11 points and nine rebounds. Raven Ivey had nine rebounds and Kasey Herrington pitched in with four assists.

Highland kept Elwood’s Kyleigh Jones in check for much of the night. Jones finished with 15 points and Shalynn Wright finished with 10.

“The biggest thing for us was the end of third, start of the fourth, the girls really focused on their defense,” Highland coach Stacey Brewer said. “All five girls were extremely focused the entire possession. Their hands were all up in the air, everyone was talking and communicating well. And we were able to close out the quarter with a defensive stop. They kept up that same mentality in the fourth and we held them to just seven points in the quarter.”

Highland had a substantial edge on the boards, outrebounding Elwood 56-31 for the game.

“Ten wins, I don’t even know the last time that has happened,” Brewer said.

“This core group has been the heart and soul of rebuilding the Lady Scots basketball program. We feel really excited coming into sectional with this little kick of momentum. The two proverbial favorites in our sectional (Greenfield and Anderson) drew each other right off the bat. It puts ourself in a position where we can sit back and watch how that matchup is going to unfold and then we will need to come in and take care of business on Tuesday.”

Highland (10-11) travels to Anderson for the sectional and will face Richmond at 7:30 p.m.

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