Highlassies come from behind to defeat Blinn

Highlassies come from behind to defeat Blinn

The McLennan Highlassies came from behind to defeat the Blinn Lady Buccaneers 72-65 Monday evening at The Highlands.

The game was evenly matched throughout the first half. Blinn led 4-2 with 8:18 to play in the first. McLennan used a 7-0 run to take a five-point lead with 3:06 remaining in the first, 9-4. The Lady Buccaneers cut the McLennan lead to two at the end of the first quarter, 13-11. The two teams traded the lead in the second quarter with Blinn holding the two-point lead at the break, 29-27.

The game was tied at 31 with 8:08 to play in the third. The Lady Buccaneers used a 6-0 run to take the 37-31 lead and continued to pull away. Blinn held the 13-point lead, 53-40, going into the final quarter of play. McLennan stepped it up in the fourth quarter. The Lady Buccaneers led 58-50 with 6:52. McLennan used a 14-0 run to take control of the game. The Highlassies led by as many as eight down the stretch to secure the win. 

Velma Mitchell led the Highlassies with 21 points. Nadia Hayes and Dariel Johnson added 18 and 15, respectively.

Blinn: Bryanna Taylor 1 2-2 5; Jasline Chandler 1 0-1 2; Daikea Milton 1 0-0 3; Alexis Oaks 1 0-0 3; Karissa Black 3 0-0 8; Jade Rochelle 3 1-1 7; Brenisha Coleman 0 2-4 2; Jasmine Redmond 4 1-2 11; Ke'Asia Williams 7 8-8 22; Janae Smith 1 0-0 2; Totals: 22 14-18 65.

McLennan: Patrickia Daily 1 0-0 2; Dariel Johnson 5 3-4 15; Velma Mitchell 6 7-13 21; Jaylonn Walker 2 2-2 7; Chelsi Woodard 1 0-0 3; Nadia Haynes 4 10-13 18; Ashley Moore 2 2-2 6; Totals: 21 24-34 72.

3-pointers: Blinn 7 (Redmond 2, Black 2, Oaks 1, Milton 1 Taylor 1); McLennan 6 (Johnson 2, Mitchell 2, Walker 1, Woodard 1); Total fouls: Blinn 22, McLennan 18; Fouled out: McLennan (Moore); Halftime score: Blinn 29, McLennan 27; Record: McLennan 5-7.