Highlassies come up short against Odessa

Highlassies come up short against Odessa

The McLennan Highlassies came up short against the Odessa Lady Wranglers Saturday afternoon, falling 64-62 in the consolation final of the Midland WNIT.

McLennan struggled to start the game, allowing Odessa to build a 24-9 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Highlassies found their rhythm in the second, outscoring the Lady Wranglers 24-6 to take the 33-30 lead at halftime. Odessa outscored McLennan 20-15 in the third to take a two-point lead and held it through the fourth quarter to seal the win.

Tayla Taylor led the Highlassies with 18 points and Diamond Ervin score 11.

Odessa 64, McLennan 62
McLennan: Kiana Martin 1 1-4 3; Kyera Coleman 1 2-2 5; Victoria Seay 2 0-0 5; Diamond Ervin 4 2-3 11; Ariana Sanders 3 1-1 9; Tayla Taylor 7 4-5 18; Tori Thompson 1 0-0 2; Caylinne Martin 4 1-2 9; Totals: 23 11-17 62.

Odessa: Jasmine Jones 2 0-0 5; Lauren Newman 1 5-6 7; Kristian Dewitt 4 2-2 13; Shelby Richards 5 2-2 13; Sam Martin 1 0-0 2; Jaqayza Cleveland 4 1-1 11; Anna Djedjemel 3 0-0 7; Lorena Hubbard 3 0-0 6; Totals: 23 10-11 64.

3-pointers: McLennan 5 (Sanders 2, Seay 1, Ervin 1, Coleman 1), Odessa 8 (Dewitt 3, Cleveland 2, Djedjemel 1, Jones 1, Richards 1); Total fouls: McLennan 11, Odessa 14; Halftime score: McLennan 33, Odessa 30; Record: 3-7.