Highlassies slip on the road

Highlassies slip on the road

The Highlassies slipped to the Lady Rebels 71-65 on the road at Hill.
 
The game was close in the first quarter. Hill's Emily Cunningham began the scoring with a pair of free throws and Elizabeth Critton tied the game at two with a jumper for McLennan. A Jaidyn Fontenette 3-pointer would give the Highlassies an early 3-point lead. McLennan led 6-4 with 7:06 to go in the first quarter. Hill used a 5-0 run to take a 3-point lead midway through the quarter and led 15-13 heading into the second period.
 
Both teams picked up their offense in the second quarter which appeared much like a 3-point contest. The two teams combined to drain 11 shots from beyond the arc, seven of those for McLennan. Hill led 20-17 with 8:20 to play in the second. Jade Bradley and Mele Kaloni Kailahi combined for an 8-0 run including back-to-back 2s from Kailahi to give McLennan the 25-20 advantage with 6:58 to go before the half. Hill rallied to trim the lead to two but the Highlassies pulled away, extending the lead to 11 at 40-29 with just over three minutes remaining in the quarter. A last second 3-pointer by Kamill Rangel cut the McLennan lead to eight at intermission, 42-34.
 
The momentum seemed to switch toward Hill in the third quarter. The Lady Rebels outscored the Highlassies 17-10 in the period including a 7-0 run down the stretch to trim the McLennan lead to one going into the final period, 52-51. Hill tied the game early in the fourth quarter and too the 56-53 lead with 7:17 remaining in the game. A 3-point play by Tyquanna Ross extended the lead to six, 59-53. McLennan pulled within three points several times midway through the quarter but was unable to make a comeback.
 
Mele Kaloni Kailahi led the Highlassies with 14 points and Annya Moss added 13. Jaidyn Fontenette scored 11.

McLennan: Raija Todd 3 0-0 9; Ny'Asia Goldman 1 2-2 5; Kenidi White 0 0-0 0; Jaidyn Fontenette 4 1-2 11; Yumon Simien 0 0-0 0; Jade Bradley 3 2-4 8; Mele Kaloni Kailahi 5 0-0 14; Annya Moss 5 1-1 13; Elizabeth Critton 2 0-0 4; Seynabou Thiam 0 1-2 1; Totals: 23 7-11 65.
 
Hill: Andreea Mancha 3 1-1- 9; Destanee Roblow 5 1-2 11; Sydney Nunley 2 0-0 5; Tyquanna Ross 3 1-3 7; Daija Planas 2 0-1 5; Kiana Hart 0 0-0 0; Vania Hampton 1 0-0 2; Kamill Rangel 5 0-0 14; Kertisa Amos 0 3-4 3; Brianna Pena 2 6-6 12; Emily Cunningham 0 3-4 3; Totals: 23 15-21 71.
 
3-pointers: McLennan 12 (Kailahi 4, Todd 3, Fontenette 2, Moss 2, Goldman 1), Hill 9 (Rangel 4, Pena 2, Mancha 2, Nunley 1); Total fouls: McLennan 18, Hill 16; Halftime score: McLennan 42, Hill 34; Record: 17-9 (7-5).