Highlassies win two in McLennan Classic

Highlassies win two in McLennan Classic

The McLennan Highlassies opened the 2014-15 season with a 70-62 win over the Angelina Lady Roadrunners in the annual McLennan Classic. The game was close through the first half with McLennan holding the 38-32 advantage at the break. The Highlassies took the first double-digit lead of the game at 49-38 with 13:04 remaining in the game. Angelina cut the lead to six with just over eight minutes to play but was unable to pull any closer. 

Freshman Caylinne Martin led the Highlassies with 14 points. Sophomores Adrienne Drake and Demi Cumby added 13 and 10, respectively.

On Saturday, the McLennan Highlassies defeated the Kilgore Lady Rangers 63-57 in a game that came down to the wire.

Both teams struggled with turnovers throughout the first half, combining for 29. McLennan led 20-17 with 6:46 to play in the half, but Kilgore finished on a 12-2 run to take the 29-22 advantage at the break.

The Lady Rangers came out shooting in the second half, extending the lead to 14, 39-25, with 16:59 remaining in the game. The Highlassies fought back, tying the game at 46 midway through the half. Kilgore extended the lead to seven with just over five minutes to go, but McLennan wasn't done. The Highlassies tied the game at 57 with 3:26 on the clock and ended the game on a 6-0 run to seal the win.

Sophomore Kendra Wynn led the Highlassies with 16 points and pulled down . Freshman Diamond Ervin added eight points, all from the free-throw line.

McLennan 70, Angelina 62
Angelina: Lisa Nealy 4 2-2 12; Ranai Evans 0 1-2 1; Brianna Brown 5 1-2 10; Ariel Taylor 1 1-2 4; Ceidra Coleman 3 2-4 9; San-Queisha Rawls 3 0-0 6; Regina Garrett 2 2-4 6; Briana Hale 1 2-2 4; Ebony Story 1 0-2 2; Quiana Tucker 1 0-0 2; Malachi McQueen 2 0-0 4; Totals: 23 11-18 62.

McLennan: Kyera Coleman 2 0-1 5; Kendra Wynn 2 4-5 8; Demi Cumby 4 0-0 10; Re'Elle Miller 3 1-1 7; Diamond Ervin 1 1-2 3; Sha'de Adedapo 1 2-4 4; Amani Davis 1 0-0 3; Tayla Taylor 1 1-2 3; Adrienne Drake 4 5-7 13; Caylinne Martin 7 0-2 14; Totals: 26 14-24 70.

3-pointers: Angelina 5 (Nealy 2, Brown 1, Taylor 1, Coleman 1), McLennan 4 (Cumby 2, Coleman 1, Davis 1); Total fouls: Angelina 25, McLennan 18; Fouled out: Angelina (Hale, Story); Halftime score: McLennan 38, Angelina 32; Record: McLennan 1-0.

McLennan 63, Kilgore 57

Kilgore: Darreion Clark 4 7-8 15; Destiny Climpson 0 0-2 0; Imaobong Akpan 7  2-3 17; Mariah Hopkins 4 1-5 9; Crystal Nero 0 1-3 1; Adrianna Edwards 2 1-6 5; Deshawnta Lyday 0 0-0 0; Pre'Franz Dominick 3 4-8 10; Totals: 20 16-37 57.

McLennan: Macy Lozen 1 2-2 4; Kyera Coleman 2 2-2 6; Kendra Wynn 3 10-12 16; Demi Cumby 1 0-1 2; Re'Elle Miller 1 1-2 4; Diamond Ervin 0 8-8 8; Sha'de Adedapo 1 0-0 3; Amani Davis 2 0-0 4; Tayla Taylor 1 2-6 4; Adrienne Drake 2 2-6 6; Caylinne Martin 2 2-3 6; Totals: 16 29-43 63.

3-pointers: Kilgore 1 (Akpan); McLennan 2 (Miller 1, Adedapo 1); Total fouls: Kilgore 29, McLennan 27; Fouled out: Kilgore (Lyday, Dominick, Clark) Halftime score: Kilgore 29, McLennan 22; Record: McLennan 2-0.