RIVERSIDE ? New London and Highland had a much closer contest Tuesday night than they did the first time they met this season but the result was still a Tiger victory.
New London picked up their eighth win in their last nine games, topping the Huskies 78-71.
The Huskies made leaps and bounds since the last time the two teams played. New London won the previous contest 82-39 at New London in early January.
Highland was led by Zach Lasek, who put up 26 points in the loss. Trey Lasek added 19 points of his own after scoring just three in the previous matchup between the two teams. Mason McFarland scored 13 points to give the Huskies three double-digit scorers.
The Tigers were led by Mason Porter, who had his biggest game since coming back from injury. Porter scored 27 points, matching his performance from last year?s contest in Riverside where he also finished with 27.
Four of the five Tiger starters finished in double-digits. Keontae Luckett had 18 points in the win. Alex Dentlinger scored 13, and Grant Swanson finished with 11.
Highland finished fourth in the SEISC North Division and will represent the North in Donnellson on Friday, Feb. 9.
The Huskies will take on Central Lee in the SEISC boys? shootout.