HIGHLAND — A second half comeback fell five points short for the Labette Cardinals as they fell to the No. 15 Highland Scotties 73-68 on Wednesday in KJCCC play.
Bryson Dennis led the Cardinals with 18 points off the bench while Ghage Kenan added 16.
Zyon Smith and Denzel Knight both led Highland with 19 points.
Labette trailed the ranked Scotties by 15 at halftime and clawed its way back into the game. But poor 3-point shooting (7-of-30) and a spotty day at the free throw line (19-of-34) kept the comeback just out of the Cardinals’ reach.
Highland also out rebounded Labette 53-35.
The Scotties improved to 7-3 overall and 1-1 in KJCCC play with the win, while Labette dropped to 7-5 and 1-1 respectively.
Labette is scheduled to take on Fort Scott at home on Saturday with tipoff set for 4 p.m.
No. 15 Highland 73, Labette 68
Labette: 28 40 — 68
Highland: 43 30 — 73
Labette: Ghage Kenan 16, Daniel Jackson 8, Devin Longstreet 11, Mohamad Diallo 9, Bryson Dennis 18, Jermond Mosely II 6
Highland: Dillon Delatte 13, Jaylen Subject 5, Zyon Smith 19, Dallas Rufus 4, Kendon Knight 6, Denzel Knight 19, Harold Dailey 3, Norris Bourne 4