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Highland edges RVC in women's basketball

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Highland talks during a timeout.

The Lady Cougars defeat RVC, 61-59.

ROCKFORD (WREX) — The Highland women's basketball team knocked off Rock Valley, 61-59, in a battle of two area teams who have hopes for strong seasons. Highland built a 10 point lead in the 4th quarter, but RVC's high-energy pressure defense forced some turnovers and got the Lady Golden Eagles back into the game.

The two teams traded threes with about a minute to play to tie the game at 59. In the final 15 seconds, Highland got the ball to Pearl City native Tyra Clark for a bucket inside, and RVC missed its opportunity to tie at the buzzer, giving the Lady Cougars the victory.

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