Highlassies top Temple

Highlassies top Temple

In a game that came down to the final seconds, the McLennan Highlassies defeated the Temple Lady Leopards 47-44.

Both teams struggled in the first half, combining for a total of 24 turnovers with McLennan shooting 29 percent from the field to Temple's 14 percent. McLennan led by four, 12-8, with 10:31 to play. A five-minute scoring drought ensued. Sha'de Adedapo's lay up with 5:01 began a scoring run for the Highlassies as they ended the half on a 11-4 run to take the 23-12 lead into the break.

Temple fought back in the second half, tying the game at 37 with 6:18 remaining in the game. Temple took the lead and led 42-39 with 3:39 to play. McLennan's Kaylin Roher tied the game at 42 with 3:12 on the clock. A jumper by Temple's Trei Torain put the Lady Leopards up by two, 44-42, with just over a minute to go. Roher's lay up and free throw following a Temple foul put the Highlassies up by one, 45-44. Roher and Adedapo combined to go 2-4 from the free-throw line in the final 20 seconds to seal the win. 

Roher led McLennan with 12 points. Kendra Wynn and Adrienne Drake scored 10 points each.

Temple: Jakki Ellis 1 0-0 2; Laqeisha Brown 1 2-2 4; Kiahna Thompson 4 2-2 12;  Samantha Allen 0 3-4 3; India Connor 1 0-2 2; Trei Torain 8 1-2 17; Kiara Rivera 2 0-1 4; Totals: 17 8-12 44.

McLennan: Kaylin Roher 3 4-7 12; Kendra Wynn 4 2-2 10; Re'Elle Miller 2 0-0 4; Sha'de Adedapo 3 2-4 9; Adrienne Drake 5 0-0 10; Caylinne Martin 0 2-2 2; Totals: 17 0-15 47.

3-pointers: Temple 2 (Thompson 2), McLennan 3 (Roher 2, Adedapo 1); Total fouls: Temple 16, McLennan 11); Fouled out: (Allen); Halftime score: McLennan 23, Temple 12; Record: McLennan 8-13 (3-5).