Highlassies fall to Temple

Highlassies fall to Temple

The McLennan Highlassies fell to the Temple Lady Leopards 70-55.
 
McLennan kept it close for the first five plus minutes of play. The Highlassies built a 5-point lead midway through the first quarter, 10-5. Temple rallied to tie the game at 12 with 2:42 to play in the first and ended the quarter on a 12-2 run to take a 24-14 lead going into the second. The Lady Leopards extended the lead to 15 at 40-25 with just over a minute to play in the second quarter. The Highlassies ended the half on a 4-0 run to trim the lead to 11, 40-29.
 
The Highlassies kept it close in the third quarter and trailed the Lady Leopards 50-40 at the end of the quarter. McLennan rallied in the fourth, cutting the lead to five at 58-53 with 5:05 remaining at the game but that would be as close as the Highlassies could get. Temple pulled away down the stretch, using a 12-2 run to end the game and secure the win.
 
Jade Bradley led the Highlanders with 13 points.

McLennan: Raija Todd 1 0-0 3; Ny'Asia Goldman 1 2-2 4; Kenidi White 0 0-0 0; Jaidyn Fontenette 1 1-2 4; Yumon Simien 1 2-2 5; Jade Bradley 5 3-4 13; Mele Kaloni Kailahi 1 4-4 7; Annya Moss3 0-0 7; Elizabeth Critton 2 0-1 4; Seynabou Thiam 4 0-1 8; Totals: 19 12-16 55.
 
Temple: Hannah Blair 0 0-0 0; Kassadie Sanders 1 0-0 3; Amanda Ferry 3 0-0 6; Alex Maresca 1 1-4 3; Keiarra Rivers 6 4-6 16; Jordyn Carter 7 2-6 17; Brooke Lopez 3 2-2 11; Elaina Tate 0 0-0 0; Tiana Gardner 5 3-4 14; Totals: 26 12-22 70.
 
3-pointers: McLennan 4 (Fontenette 1, Todd 1, Simien 1, Moss 1), Temple 6 (Lopez 3, Sanders 1, Carter 1, Gardner 1); Total fouls: McLennan 21, Temple 21; Fouled out: McLennan (Critton); Halftime score: Temple 50, McLennan 40; Record: McLennan 17-10 (7-6).