Highlassies come up short against Angelina

Highlassies come up short against Angelina

The McLennan Highlassies came up short, falling to the Angelina Lady Roadrunners 76-67 Saturday evening at The Highlands.

Angelina led 5-4 with 6:40 to play in the first quarter. McLennan used a 6-0 run over the next minute to take the 11-5 lead. The Lady Roadrunners fought back to tie the game at 18 with just over a minute remaining in the first. McLennan's Jaylonn Walker made two free throws with 24 seconds on the clock to give the Highlassies the 20-18 lead after one quarter.

The game was tied at 22 with 8:45 to go in the second quarter. McLennan used a 9-0 run to take the 31-22 lead with 6:20 to play before the break. Angelina regained the lead at 35-34 with 1:21 to go and led 41-34 at halftime.

McLennan trimmed the lead to three late in the third, but the Lady Roadrunners pulled away again, leading 59-49 heading into the final period. Angelina increased their lead to 14, 67-53, before the Highlassies began to rally. McLennan pulled within four points with just over a minute to play in the game, but was unable to pull any closer.

Sophomore Dariel Johnson led the Highlassies with 19 points, including four 3-pointers.

Angelina 76, McLennan 67
Angelina: Joi Simmons 3 0-0 9; Charisma Shepherd 3 0-0 7; Erin Sanchez 4 1-2 12; Kathan Arvie 1 0-0 2; Karley McHenry 3 0-0 9; Tyanna Barlow 1 5-6 7; Toraya Bass 3 1-1 7; La'Neique Nealey 5 6-6 18; Kennethah Harden 2 1-2 5; Totals: 25 14-15 76.

McLennan: Patrickia Daily 3 0-0 9; Colandria Haynes 0 3-6 3; Dariel Johnson 7 1-2 19; Velma Mitchell 4 0-0 9; Jaylonn Walker 0 2-2 2; Ann-Marie Dunlap 1 0-0 2; Chelsi Woodard 1 0-0 2; Nadia Haynes 4 0-0 8; Ashley Moore 2 0-0 4; Desirae Devine 1 1-2 3; Mirackle Sallie 1 4-6 6; Totals: 24 11-18 67.

3-pointers: Angelina 12 (Simmons 3, Sanchez 3, McHenry 3, Nealey 2, Shepherd 1), McLennan 5 (Johnson 4, Mitchell 1); Total fouls: Angelina 14, McLennan 19; Halftime score: Angelina 41, McLennan 34; Record: McLennan 1-1.