Highlassies fall to Lady Vikings

Highlassies fall to Lady Vikings

The Highlassies slipped to the Lady Vikings 91-78.
 
A Jade Bradley free throw followed by a drive in the lane by Annya Moss gave McLennan the early 3-0 lead to start the contest. Grayson tied the game with a Manna Mensah 3-pointer from the elbow with 7:40 to play in the first quarter. The Highlassies responded with a 4-0 run take a four-point lead. McLennan led by three, 11-8, midway through the period. Grayson used an 8-0 run over the next two minutes to begin pulling away. The Lady Vikings extended the lead to seven, 21-14, with two minutes remaining in the first quarter and held the 23-18 lead after one quarter of play.
 
Grayson added a pair of Mensah free throws to start the second quarter but a Raija Todd 3-pointer cut the lead back to five with nine minutes to go, 25-20. The Lady Vikings used another 5-0 run to take their first double-digit lead at 30-20 with 7:08 remaining in the first half. Grayson continued to pull away, leading by as many as 18, and holding the 52-36 advantage at the break.
 
The Lady Vikings continued to pull away in the third quarter, leading by as many as 23. Grayson would hold the 76-56 lead going into the final period. McLennan trailed by 23, 90-67, with 2:24 remaining. The Highlassies made a late fourth-quarter rally. McLennan ended the game on an 11-1 run to trim the lead to 13 but ran out of time to complete the comeback.
 
Jade Bradley led the Highlassies with 24 points. Annya Moss and Ny'Asia Goldman added 15 and 13, respectively.

Grayson 91, McLennan 78
McLennan: Raija Todd 2 2-2 6; Ny'Asia Goldman 4 5-6 13; Jaidyn Fontenette 1 0-0 3; Yomon Simien 0 7-8 7; Jade Bradley 8 8-10 24; Mele Kaloni Kailahi 1 0-0 2; Annya Moss 6 2-2 15; Elizabeth Critton 4 0-2 8; Marquise Nelson 0 0-0 0; Seynabou Thiam 0 0-0 0; Totals: 26 24-30 78.
 
Grayson: Deborah Nwakamma 0 0-0 0; Nahemiah Johnson 3 6-7 13; Jordan Lewis 1 4-4 6; India Green 2 2-2 8; Manna Mensah 8 3-3 23; Ashia Donahue 2 2-3 7; Tailor Broussard 1 0-0 2; Ene Adams 3 3-6 9; Nivi Arbon 1 1-2 4; Jane Asinde 4 11-13 19; Totals: 25 32-39 91.
 
3-pointers: McLennan 2 (Fontenette 1, Bradley 1), Grayson 9 (Mensah 4, Green 2, Johnson 1, Donahue 1, Arbon 1); Total fouls: McLennan 28, Grayson 25; Halftime score: Grayson 52, McLennan 36; Record: McLennan 18-11 (8-7).