Highlassies fall to No. 2 TVCC, cruise past SAC in Temple Classic

Highlassies fall to No. 2 TVCC, cruise past SAC in Temple Classic


The McLennan Highlassies fell to the No. 2 Trinity Valley Lady Cardinals 62-43 Friday night at the Temple College Classic.

The game was close through the first half. McLennan trailed Trinity Valley by three at the end of the first, 16-13, and were only down by six points at the half, 32-26. The Highlassies got off to a slow start in the third and the Lady Cardinals pulled away, outscoring the Highlassies 24-7. McLennan scored 10 in the fourth and held Trinity Valley to just six points in the period but it wasn't enough to overcome the deficit.

Jaylonn Walker led the Highlassies with 17 points and Velma Mitchell scored 11.

The Highlassies bounced back into the win column Saturday afternoon, defeating the San Antonio College Rangers 115-44.

The Highlassies opened the game on a 6-0 run. Chiqueria Cook began the scoring with a jumper in the lane, followed by a drive to the rim by Jaylonn Walker and a pair of free throws by Velma Mitchell. San Antonio's Acelynn Sepulveda put the Rangers on the board with a 3-pointer from the corner with 8:47 to play in the first. A Celeste Arriage jumper cut the Highlassies' lead to one, 6-5. McLennan led 10-9 midway through the first quarter. The Highlassies began to pour it on, ending the quarter on a 20-0 run to take the 30-9 lead.

McLennan continued to dominate in the second quarter, opening with back-to-back steals and buckets by Mitchell and Walker. The Highlassies outscored the Rangers 40-13 in the period to hold the 70-22 advantage at intermission. The second half was much the same as McLennan continued to increase the gap. The Highlassies outscored their opponent 18-8 in the third and 27-14 in the fourth en route to the easy victory.

Patrickia Daily and Cook led McLennan with 14 points each, and KeeKee Nowlin added 13. Shankia Clark and Raveen Blue scored 12 each. Mitchell had 11 and Nadia Hayes chipped in 10.

Trinity Valley 62, McLennan 43
McLennan: Colandria Haynes 0 1-2 1; Velma Mitchell 4 1-2 11; KeeKee Nowlin 1 1-2 3; Jaylonn Walker 7 2-2 17; Raveen Blue 1 0-0 2; Nadia Hayes 2 4-10 8; Chiqueria Cook 0 1-2 1; Totals: 15 10-20 43.

Trinity Valley: Ready 1 0-0 2; Brooks 6 2-2 15; Moore 2 1-1 5; Smith 3 0-0 6; Echols 3 0-0 8; McElroy 1 0-0 8; Miller 4 1-2 10; Wright 1 2-4 4; Daniel 5 0-0 10; Totals: 27 6-9 62.

3-pointers: McLennan 3 (Mitchell 2, Walker 1); Trinity Valley 4 (Echols 2, Brooks 1, Miller 1); Total fouls: McLennan 12; Trinity Valley 21; Halftime score: Trinity Valley 32, McLennan 26; Record: McLennan 3-2.

McLennan 115, San Antonio 44
McLennan: Patrickia Daily 5 1-2 14; Colandria Haynes 3 0-0 6; Shekenia Green 3 1-2 7; Velma Mitchell 4 2-2 11; KeeKee Nowlin 4 5-6 13; Jaylonn Walker 3 22- 8; Raveen Blue 6 0-1 12; Shankia Clark 5 2-3 12; Nadia Hayes 4 2-2 10; Chiqueria Cook 7 0-0 14; Anndrea Lloyd 4 0-0 8; Totals: 48 15-20 115.

San Antonio: Destiny Solis 1 0-0 2; Mariela Hernandez 1 0-0 3; Acelynn Sepulveda 4 0-0 9; Celste Arriage 1 0-0 2; Kennedy McGovern 2 0-0 4; Breanna Sifuentes 1 0-0 2; Alina Falcon 2 0-0 5; Whitney Ponder 1 0-0 3; Daniella Aguirre 2 1-2 5; Aliyah Christmas 3 0-0 9; Totals: 18 1-2 44.

3-pointers: McLennan 4 (Daily 3, Mitchell 1), San Antonio 7 (Christmas 3, Sepulveda 1, Ponder 1, Falcon 1, Hernandez 1); Total fouls: McLennan 9, San Antonio 17; Halftime score: McLennan 70, San Antonio 22; Record: McLennan 4-2.