Highlassies win on the road

Highlassies win on the road

The McLennan Highlassies picked up their second consecutive conference victory with a 68-61 win over the Southwestern Christian Lady Rams on Saturday afternoon in Terrell.

McLennan's Kaylin Roher opened the game with a 3-pointer less than a minute into the contest. The Highlassies built a seven-point lead at 16-9 with 13:25 to play in the first half and led 27-22 with just over four minutes to go. The Highlassies ended the half on a 10-0 run to take the 37-22 advantage at the break.

McLennan held the double-digit lead until midway through the second half. The Highlassies led 55-38 with 9:14 to play. Southwestern Christian rallied, using a 19-0 run to take the 57-55 lead, its only lead of the game, with 4:34 to go. McLennan tied the game on a pair of Roher free throws and went 11-12 from the free-throw line down the stretch to seal the win.

Roher led the Highlassies with 20 points. Amani Davis and Caylinne Martin added 11 and 10, respectively. Martin recorded the double-double, pulling down 11 rebounds.

McLennan returns to action on Wednesday, hosting Weatherford. The women's game will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men's game at 7:30 p.m.

McLennan: Kaylin Roher 5 7-11 20; Macy Lozen 3 2-2 8; Kendra Wynn 2 1-2 5; Demi Cumby 2 0-0-0 5; Amani Davis 2 6-8 11; Adrienne Drake 4 1-3 9; Caylinne Martin 3 4-4 10; Totals: 21 21-30 68.

Southwestern Christian: Faith Ochanta 2 1-4 6; Brittany Wilson 1 2-2 5; Paris Christie 0 0-1 0; Darrianne Williams 9 5-6 23; Shaniesha Blair 1 0-0 2;  J. Peltier 6 2-2 19; Tiya Richardson 1 0-0 2; Tomiesha Davis 1 0-0 2; A. Wilridge 1 0-0 2; Totals: 22 10-15 61.

3-pointers: McLennan 5 (Roher 3, Cumby 1, Davis 1), Southwestern Christian 7 (Peltier 5, Ochanta 1, Wilson 1); Total fouls: McLennan 14, Southwestern Christian 20; Fouled out: Southwestern Christian (Peltier); Halftime score: McLennan 37, Southwestern Christian 22; Record: McLennan 7-11 (2-3).