Highlassies get first conference win

Highlassies get first conference win

The McLennan Highlassies picked up their first conference win as they defeated the Hill Lady Rebels 67-63 on Wednesday evening.

The Highlassies once again struggled early on. Hill built a 14-4 lead with 12:15 to play in the first half. McLennan cut the lead to five several times down the stretch. The Lady Rebels led 35-28 at the half.

Hill increased the lead to 10 at 39-29 early in the second half. McLennan came out on fire and began to rally. The Highlassies took the 44-42 lead, their first since the opening minute of the game, with 11:05 to go. With the game tied at 47, McLennan used a 7-0 run to pull away, 54-47. The Lady Rebels cut the lead to three on a Brittany Johnson 3-pointer with 1:58 to play. The Highlassies extended the lead back to six at the free-throw line, 65-59 with 1:06 on the clock, and Hill was unable to recover.

Sophomore Re'Elle Miller led the Highlassies with 20 points and sophomore Amani Davis added 11.

McLennan returns to action on Saturday, traveling to Terrell to face Southwestern Christian. The women's game begins at 2 p.m., followed by the men's game at 4 p.m.

McLennan 67, Hill 63
Hill: Adrianna Davis 3 2-4 8; Bailey Broadnax 6 2-6 14; Brittany Johnson 6 2-2 18; Niniva Taito 1 1-2 3; Aliyah Bundage 1 0-0 2; Brianna Cribb 4 3-4 11; Calae Wilson 1 0-0 2; Erika Brown 0 1-2 1; Shuntay Raglin 2 0-0 4; Totals: 24 11-20 63.

McLennan: Kaylin Roher 1 3-4 5; Kyera Coleman 1 1-2 4; Kendra Wynn 2 2-4 6; Demi Cumby 2 0-0 4; Re'Elle Miller 4 10-13 20; Amani Davis 4 0-0 11; Adrienne Drake 3 3-5 9; Caylinne Martin 4 0-1 8; Totals: 21 19-29 67.

3-pointers: Hill 4 (Johnson 4), McLennan 6 (Davis 3, Miller 2, Coleman 1); Total fouls: Hill 26, McLennan 19; Fouled out: Hill (Broadnax), McLennan (Drake)
Halftime score: Hill 35, McLennan 28; Record: McLennan 6-11 (1-3).