Boys basketball falls short to Bethel Park


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The team will be more experienced next year, with every player returning for the Highlanders.

Skylar Flannigan and Tyler Zeman

The boys basketball team lost to Bethel Park on Tuesday, 49-42.

Senior Jake Monroe said fellow seniors Nick Fiumara and Mike Goga stood on defense. Goga was an emotional leader and Fiumara got unlucky with some calls, but both did well and kept the team together, Monroe said.

Senior Jeremy Jenkins said the Highlander offense had some issues.

“Our offensive side was not played to our capability. The ball was turned over in situations we could not afford,” Jenkins said.

The loss drops the team’s record 1-5 in section.

“We are on a losing streak and need to turn that around as soon as possible,” Monroe said.

This Friday the boys will take on Connellsville at 7:30 p.m. in a section game at home.

“We need to win from here on out if we want to make playoffs,” Jenkins said.