Highlanders show off scoring skills at Red & White Game

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Last season’s Eureka Springs Highlanders were not a high-scoring bunch. If last Friday’s Red-White game is an indication, this year’s team might be.

Senior forward Slade Clark made seven three-pointers and scored 28 points and freshman point guard Matthew Lester also scored 28 points.

Lester is the first freshman ever to start a season on the high school roster for Eureka Springs coach Brian Rambo, and one of the reasons Rambo thinks this year’s team will be capable of scoring in bunches.

“Last year we understood we couldn’t score at a high level,” he said. “We’re way more balanced offensively this year. Offensively, I think we can get into the 60s or 70s most of the time.”

Last season’s Highlanders relied on a grind-it-out style that meant one or two possessions might mean the difference in a game. With the scoring ability of this year’s team, Rambo hopes there is a little more margin for error.

“We still want to do things the right way defensively, but hopefully we can score when we need to,” he said.

Rambo was pleased with the atmosphere at the Red-White game.

“It’s a chance for the kids to show how hard they’ve been working,” he said. “We had a big, big crowd, and the kids played well.”

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