Thursday night’s victory in the finals of the Little Smoky Mountain Conference tournament was the 100th win in four years for the Hiwassee Dam girls basketball team’s seniors.
The Eagles (27-1) beat the LSMC tournament host Highlands, 74-27, behind 15 points from Haylie Shope, 13 from Zoey Jacobsen and 10 more from Jessica Becker.
Seniors for the second-ranked team in NCHSAA 1-A are Shope, Kellee Davis, Kameron Forrister, Kati Estep and Tasha Raper. The future looks bright in Murphy, too. The Hiwassee Dam girls JV team put the finishing touches on a 16-0 season Thursday.