Yet to play a game at home, the Lady Rebs started gelling as a team with a 48-30 win at the Warrior Dome in Westside on Nov. 24.
Highland followed that victory by beating the struggling Lady Greyhounds 50-12 on Nov. 25 at Newport, evening Highland's record at 2-2.
The Lady Rebels will not see the home comforts of Cooper Gymnasium until Dec. 16.
The winless Rebels continued to struggle as they met Hunter Mickelson and Westside at home on Nov. 25. Highland was able to hang with the Warriors for the first quarter, but ended up losing 65-33.
Lady Rebel Sophomore Alex Isaacs got Highland off to a great start with eight points in the first quarter to shoot out to a 10-7 lead against Westside.
The Lady Reb offense did a much better job of working the ball until they found the open shot.
It was midway through the second quarter before Highland scored another bucket, but Alison Price's two treys and a couple of layups by Kristen Ellis gave Highland a 20-15 halftime advantage.
"With Alex and Kristen being as big as they are inside, if we give them a lot of opportunities to score they're going to get a pretty good look," said Lady Rebel Head Coach Harlan Davis. "And then we've got several perimeter players that knock shots down."
In the third quarter, Kaitlin Scribner added four points to help lead Highland to a 31-21 lead.
The Lady Rebels had seven players score in the fourth quarter, including six by Isaacs to ensure the win.
Isaacs' 14 points led the Lady Reb scorers, followed by Price and Ellis with 10 apiece.
Against Westside, the Rebels (0-3) didn't let the presence of 6'9" Mickelson bother them.
He got his blocks (nine), he got his rebounds (10) and he got his points (15), but they challenged him.
They forced him to sit on the bench for most of the second quarter with foul trouble.
Senior Zac Hamilton had two free throws, a 3-pointer and a layup to help Highland to an 11-10 first quarter lead.
The Warriors outscored the Rebels 21-10 in the second quarter.
Josh Honey tallied Highland's lone point in the third quarter by hitting the front end of a two-shot free throw. Westside's 29 points were highlighted by two Mickelson dunks.
Hamilton led the team with 14 points.