For three quarters on Thursday night the Highland Huskies hung with #7 Mediapolis before falling to the Bullettes in Riverside 56-39. Highland kept Mediapolis off balance early and match them shot for shot through the first half trailing just 24-22 going to the locker room led by Kelsey Doreo and Chelsey Lampe who combined for 21 of the Huskies 22 first half points. The Bullettes stormed out of the locker room with a 7-0 that was matched later in the third by Highland. MEPO turned up the defensive heat and hit the glass hard in the fourth quarter holding Highland to just one field goal in the period while outscoring them 13-3 in the frame to take the win. After the game Head Coach Jody Fink talked about his team’s effort against Mediapolis
“For the overall, we were pretty please with what happened our there, they played a very good Mediapolis team and they were able to stick with them, and they realize how good they can be if they come out and play every game,” Fink said.
Highland was led by Lampe with 18, Doreo added 12. Highland is now at 10-10 on the season as they gear up for the Southeast Iowa Superconference shoot out tonight.