Highlassies come up short in Shoot-out

Highlassies come up short in Shoot-out

In a game that came down to the final minute, the McLennan Highlassies fell to the Paris Lady Dragons 80-75 on the opening day of the McLennan Shoot-out

The two teams kept it close throughout the first half with neither team holding more than a five-point lead. Paris led 22-19 at the end of the first quarter and held the 42-41 advantage at halftime.

The third quarter was a series of runs. McLennan opened the second half on an 8-0 run to take the 49-42 lead with 8:28 to play in the third. The Highlassies extended the lead to nine, 53-44, with 6:22 to go in the quarter. Paris responded with a 13-0 run to tie the game at 57 heading into the final quarter. The Lady Dragons opened the fourth on a 7-0 run to lead 64-57 with 8:10 remaining in the game. The Highlassies fought back, taking the 73-70 lead with 2:46 to go. Paris ended the game on a 10-2 to secure the win.

Kiana Martin led McLennan with 27 points. Tayla Taylor and Diamond Ervin added 18 and 11, respectively. Taylor pulled down 10 rebounds to record a double double.

The Highlassies closed out the Shoot-Out with a 93-55 loss to the San Jacinto Gators.

San Jacinto opened the game on a 7-0 run and increased the lead to double digits, 12-1, with 7:04 remaining in the first quarter. The Gators led 28-7 at the end of the first and continued to pull away in the second. San Jacinto led 57-22 at the break. The Gators continued to increase their lead in the second half.

Raven Ringo led McLennan with 15 points. Diamond Ervin and Tayla Taylor added 11 and 10, respectively.

Paris 80, McLennan 75
Paris: Teyana Young 1 0-0 2; Daija Styles 4 0-0 11; Leah Jossell 0 1-2 1; Ashya White-Silas 3 8-10 14; Stephanie Charles 3 2-2 8; Tamie Hewitt 5 0-0 10; Tiffany Murdock 2 0-0 4; Ariannah Kemp 2 2-2 8; Kierra Smith 5 3-4 13; Deleesha Monroe 3 0-0 9; Totals: 28 16-20 80.

McLennan: Kiana Martin 8 7-11 27; Kyera Coleman 1 1-4 3; Victoria Seay 2 1-2 6; Diamond Ervin 4 1-2 11; Tayla Taylor 5 8-16 18; Tori Thompson 3 2-2 8; Totals: 24 20-37 75.

3-pointers: Paris 8 (Styles 3, Monroe 3, Kemp 2), McLennan 7 (K. Martin 4, Ervin 2, Seay 1); Total fouls: Paris 27, McLennan 18; Fouled out: Paris (Young, Monroe); Halftime score: Paris 42, McLennan 41; Record: 5-9.

San Jacinto 93, McLennan 55

San Jacinto: Sarolta Udvardi 1 0-0 2; Desi Debase 3 4-7 10; Laneisha Jeans 1 2-2 4; Zauria Kilgo 3 4-6 10; Kristel Reid 1 4-7 6;  Ariona Gill 4 4-6 13; Vanessa Jones 7 3-3 21; Jasmine James 2 0-0 4; Kaelynn Wilson 10 3-4 23; Totals: 32 24-35 93.

McLennan: Kiana Martin 1 4-6 7; Kyera Coleman 2 0-0 6; Diamond Ervin 3 4-8 11; Raven Ringo 5 1-2 15; NiCosha Nelms 1 0-2 2; Tayla Taylor 3 4-11 10; Caylinne Martin 0 4-6 4; Totals: 15 13-35 55.

3-pointers: San Jacinto 5 (Jones 4, Gill 1), McLennan 8 (Ringo 4, Coleman 2, K. Martin 1, Ervin 1); Total fouls: San Jacinto 28, McLennan 29; Fouled out: San Jacinto (Reid, James), McLennan (Coleman); Halftime score: San Jacinto 57, McLennan 22; Record: McLennan 5-10.