Highlassies breeze by Blinn

Highlassies breeze by Blinn


The McLennan Highlassies went on the road Monday evening to pick up an impressive 72-61 victory over the Blinn Buccaneers in Brenham. The win moves the Highlassies to a 5-2 record on the season.

Kyler Wyatt put Blinn on the board with a drive in the lane 30 seconds into the first quarter. McLennan responded with a Chiqueria Cook jumper with 8:36 to go in the first, igniting a 12-0 run to give the Highlassies their first double-digit lead of the contest. The Highlassies' defense held the Buccaneers to just eight points in the opening period as they jumped out to a 17-8 lead after one quarter.

Highlassie Jaylonn Walker was on fire from 3-pointer range in the second quarter. The sophomore from Calvert drained four of her five long balls in the frame to propel McLennan to the 35-20 advantage at intermission.

The Highlassies led by as many as 19, 49-30 with 3:07 to play in the third quarter but Blinn wasn't backing down. The Buccaneers used an 11-2 run to cut the McLennan lead to 10 with 34 seconds left in third. KeeKee Nowlin went 1-2 from the free throw line and banked in a put back bucket to extend the lead back to 13 going into the final quarter, 54-41.

McLennan kept the intensity up in the fourth quarter. Blinn pulled within nine points on a Wyatt 3-pointer with one minute to play but couldn't get any closer.

Walker led the Highlassies with 23 points and Mitchell added 16.

McLennan: Patrickia Daily 0 0-0 0; Colandria Haynes 1 0-2 2; JonNá McDonald 0 0-0 0; Shekenia Green 0 0-0 0; Velma Mitchell 5 4-5 16; KeeKee Nowlin 2 3-6 7; Jaylonn Walker 6 6-8 23; Shankia Clark 3 0-0 6; Nadia Hayes 1 2-3 4; Chiqueria Cook 3 0-0 6; Anndrea Lloyd 4 0-2 8; Totals: 25 15-26 72.

Blinn: Kyler Wyatt 4 2-4 12; Rayanna Carter 4 6-6 14; Sable Barnes 0 0-0 0; Skylah Hawkins 0 0-0 0; Aaliyah Holmes 3 1-2 8; Jade Rochelle 1 2-2 4; Kayla Konarik 3 2-2 11; I'mUnique Shelton 0 0-0 0; Alexus Wykoff 0 0-0 0; Ke'Asia Williams 3 1-2 7 ; Alanna Spencer 0 0-0 0; Missy Archie 0 5-6 5; Totals: 18 19-24 61.

3-pointers: McLennan 7 (Walker 5, Mitchell 2), Blinn 6 (Konarik 3, Wyatt 2, Holmes 1); Total fouls: McLennan 23, Blinn 24; Fouled out: McLennan (Haynes); Halftime score: McLennan 35, Blinn 20; Record: McLennan 5-2.