The Lady Rebels lost to Blue Eye, Missouri, 48-24, on Thursday, Dec. 27 in the opening round. On Friday, Dec. 28, the Lady Rebs avoided the bad quarter, but still fell to Pea Ridge, 59-44. Their best chance of winning came on Saturday, Dec. 29 against Jasper, but they came up just a little short, 35-31.
In conference play and marking the return of Eoff, Highland held their-own against Brookland in the first half, but gave up 22 third quarter points to fall to the Lady Bearcats, 51-33, on Thursday, Jan. 3.
The Lady Rebs led Hoxie in the opening round of the Kell Classic in Swifton on Saturday, Jan. 5, but a 23-9 second quarter sent Highland to a 60-40 loss.
Against Blue Eye, Hope Isaacs led the team with 13 points. The Lady Rebels were down 14-4 after one, 22-14 at halftime, and 32-18 at the end of three.
Highland found themselves down 18-10 against Pea Ridge, but cut into the lead, 26-20, at halftime. The third quarter ended 39-30 in favor of Pea Ridge. Britney Bair led the Lady Rebs with 10 points.
Jasper led just 10-8 after the first period and 13-12 at halftime. An 11-3 third quarter was too much to overcome, but Highland outscored Jasper 16-11 in the fourth. Bair led the team with 12 points.
The 12-4 Brookland Lady Bearcats found themselves in a first half struggle against Highland as they exchanged leads six times in the first quarter with Brookland holding a slim 13-12 advantage. Highland tied the game at 18-all with two minutes left in the half, but the Lady 'Cats took a 23-18 halftime lead. Brookland led 45-26 at the end of three. Isaac and Bair led Highland with 10 point, apiece.
Playing the first game at this year's Kell Classic, Highland jumped on Hoxie 14-11 in the first quarter. It took until the 4:32 mark of the second quarter for the Lady Mustangs to regain the lead at 20-19, which the Lady Rebs were able to tie, but 10 turnovers in the third quarter allowed Hoxie to leap out to a 52-34 advantage. Isaacs led Highland (0-15, 0-7) with 23 points.