High School sports

Perry Hall boys basketball stars Higgs, Hardnett hit milestones to close out regular season

Perry Hall juniors Laquill Hardnett, left, and Anthony Higgs sit in their high school basketball team's locker room.

Perry Hall seniors Anthony Higgs and Laquill Hardnett have played prominent roles in leading the Gators boys basketball program to uncharted territory — key parts in bringing home the team’s first Class 4A state championship last year.

The All-Metro first-team forwards shared another special night Wednesday as the No. 10 Gators (16-6) closed out the regular season with an 80-62 win over Dundalk.


Higgs finished with 23 points and Hardnett added nine, giving the four-year varsity players each 1,000 career points.

Higgs, a 6-foot-8 sharpshooter from the perimeter, is averaging 15 points per game this season, while the 6-9 Hardnett, who often brings the ball up the floor, averages 16 points.