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Stokes' double-double leads Highland

KEOTA -- The Highland girls basketball team trailed throughout the first three quarters of Friday’s girls basketball season-opening game against Keota, but the Huskies used a 20-3 fourth-quarter advantage to win 57-47.

The Eagles built their early lead by going 7 of 14 from beyond the 3-point line in the first half.

“We were lazy moving the ball and holding it too long in the first half, but caused a few turnovers in the second half,” Highland coach Jody Fink said. “When we did get the ball to the open girl we rushed shots. We just didn’t get our hands in their face on them and they made us pay. Our shooting must improve to compete at a high level. I was pleased with our unselfishness passing for the open shots and sometimes making the extra pass to get a better shot. The first game is out of the way and now we can just play the game.”

Aly Stokes put up 22 points for the Huskies and took down 19 rebounds, 10 offensive. Abbie Miller added 18 points and 11 rebounds. Sarah Schneider contributed six assists, five points and three steals. Alyssa Brase had seven points, four assists and three steals.