Highlassies win one, lose one in Lufkin

Highlassies win one, lose one in Lufkin

The McLennan Highlassies picked up their first win of the season as they defeated the Panola Fillies 72-65 Friday night at the Angelina Classic in Lufkin.

McLennan led 20-18 at the end of the first quarter. The Highlassies outscored the Fillies 24-7 in the second quarter to break the game open and take the 44-25 lead at halftime. Panola outscored McLennan 21-11 in the third quarter and 19-17 in the fourth but it wasn't enough to overcome the Highlassies.

Tayla Taylor and Caylinne Martin both recorded double-doubles for McLennan. Taylor led the Highlassies with 25 points and pulled down 10 rebounds. Martin had 17 points and 15 rebounds. Ariana Sanders added 10 points.

On Saturday, the Highlassies came up short against the Angelina Lady Roadrunners, 73-65.

McLennan led 15-9 at the end of the first quarter and trailed Angelina by one at the half, 28-27. The Lady Roadrunners outscored the Highlassies 30-13 in the third quarter to take the 58-40 lead. McLennan outscored Angelina 25-15 in the last quarter but it wasn't enough.
 
Kyera Coleman led the Highlassies with 15 points. Sanders scored 11 and Diamond Ervin added 10.

McLennan returns to action on Wednesday, traveling to Brenham for a 5:30 p.m game at Blinn College.

McLennan 72, Panola 65

McLennan: Kiana Martin 0 1-2 1; Kyera Coleman 1 2- 5; Diamond Ervin 2 0-0 4; Ariana Sanders 3 2-4 10; Raven Ringo 3 0-0 7; Tayla Taylor 11 3-7 25; Tori Thompson 0 3-8 3; Caylinne Martin 6 5-12 17; Totals: 26 16-35 72.

Panola: Laura Chavez 7 5-6 23; Raemeisha Claxton 1 0-2 2; Charlynn Perry 2 1-2 6; J'lene Martinez 5 0-0 14; Kia Fisker 0 1-4 1; Teanna Frances-Henderson 1 4-4 6; Genesis Riveria 0 1-3 1; Amanda Cruz 1 0-4 2; R'Trevia Randolph 2 2-2 6; Destiney Johnson 1 0-0 2; Totals: 21 14-27 65.

3-pointers: McLennan 4 (Sanders 2, Ringo 1, Coleman 1), Panola 9 (Chavez 4, Martinez 4, Perry 1); Total fouls: McLennan 24, Panola 22; Halftime score: McLennan 44, Panola 25; Record: 1-3.

Angelina 73, McLennan 65

McLennan: Kiana Martin 0 4-4 4; Kyera Coleman 6 2-4 15; Victoria Seay 1 0-0 2; Diamond Ervin 4 2-4 10; Ariana Sanders 1 9-14 11; Raven Ringo 0 3-4 3; Tayla Taylor 3 2-4 8; Tori Thompson 2 0-0 4; Caylinne Martin 3 2-3 8; Totals: 20 22-33 65.

Angelina: Ariel Taylor 1 3-4 5; Ebony Story 3 2-2 9; Mikayla Crockett 1 1-4 4; Tyanna Barlow 6 4-6 18; Briana Caro 1 1-2 3; LaNeique Nealey 4 4-9 12; Ashley Cherry 3 3-3 9; Malachi McQueen 1 2-2 5; Caitlyn Lambert 4 0-0 8; Totals: 24 19-30 73.

3-pointers: McLennan 3 (Ervin 2, Coleman 1), Angelina 6 (Barlow 2, Story 1, Crockett 1, Hale 1, McQueen 1); Total fouls: McLennan 23, Angelina 21; Halftime score: Angelina 28, McLennan 27; Record: McLennan 1-4.