Highlassies fall to Midland

Highlassies fall to Midland

The McLennan Highlassies fell to the Midland Lady Chaparrals 78-51 this afternoon in the opening round of the Region V Tournament. 

Midland opened the game on a 5-0 run. McLennan trimmed the lead to one before the Lady Chaparrals pulled away again. Midland led by seven, 12-5, with two minutes remaining in the quarter and led 13-9 heading into the second period. The Highlassies went 4-6 from the free throw line during the first 2:30 of the second quarter to tie the game at 13. Midland's Valentine Zambelli drained two of three free throws with 7:08 to play in the second quarter to put the Lady Chaparrals back on top. Midland led by as many as eight in the period and held the 27-21 advantage at the break.

The Lady Chaparrals opened the third quarter on a 10-0 run to build a 16-point lead, 37-21. McLennan cut the lead to nine, 44-35, with 2:33 remaining in the third quarter. Midland pulled away again, leading 52-36 at the end of the third. The Lady Chaparrals used an 11-0 run to start the fourth quarter and extend the lead to 27, 63-36. The Highlassies cut the lead to 21 midway through the period but were unable to pull any closer. 

McLennan ends the season with an overall record of 14-16.

Midland 78, McLennan 51
McLennan: Kiana Martin 1 5-8 7; Kyera Coleman 0 2-2 2; Dariel Johnson 0 3-6 3; Diamond Ervin 2 6-10 10; Ariana Sanders 1 2-3 4; Raven Ringo 4 0-0 10; Tayla Taylor 2 4-6 8; Caylinne Martin 2 3-4 7; Totals: 12 25-39 51.

Midland: Morgan Ashton 2 0-0 4; Valentine Zambelli 3 4-5 12; Walnatia Wright 7 5-6 19; Kayla Bretherton 2 4-8 9; Lisa Kaempf 5 5-6 15; Tae'lor Hodge 1 3-6 6; Toni Taylor 0 3-6 3; Tichina Coleman 2 0-2 4; Teneshia Dixon 1 0-0 2; Bayli Bowles 1 0-0 2; Totals: 24 24-39 78.

3-pointers: McLennan 2 (Ringo 2), Midland 6 (Ashton 2, Zambelli 2, Bretherton 1, Hodge 1); Total fouls: McLennan 29, Midland 29; Fouled out: McLennan (C. Martin, Taylor, Johnson);  Halftime score: Midland 27, McLennan 21; Record: 14-16 (9-5).