Highlassies fall to Grayson in regular-season finale

Highlassies fall to Grayson in regular-season finale


The McLennan Highlassies slipped to the Grayson Lady Vikings 73-56 in their final home game of the regular season.
 
Both teams started slow. Grayson led 2-0 with 6:22 to go in the first half, both points coming from the free throw line. Miannah Little scored a bucket and one with 6:05 to go in the first to start he McLennan scoring. Little's points started an 11-2 run for the Highlassies and McLenan led 11-4 at the end of the first quarter.
 
McLennan led 18-14 with 5:29 in the second. A pair of injury-related stops in play got the Highlassies off their rhythm. Grayson rallied with a 15-0 run and held the 31-20 advantage at the half.
 
Grayson led by 12, 36-24, 2ith 6:50 to play in the third. McLennan put together a 6-0 run with buckets from McKenzie Piper and Mariona Garcia, and a pair of free throws from Lilttle to cut the Grayson lead to six, 36-30. The Lady Vikings extended the lead to 13 late in the quarter and held the 47-37 lead going into the fourth.
 
The Highlassies pulled within eight on a Garcia jumper with 7:42 to go in the game but that would be as close as they could get.
 
Raija Todd led the Highlassies with 15 points and Miannah Little added 13.

Grayson 73, McLennan 56
Grayson: Nisea Burrell 0 0-0 0; Diaka Berete 1 2-2 5; Sali Kouroum 7 6-7 20; Shelby Black 4 2-6 12; Daiysha Brown 4 6-6 14; Dax Melton 0 0-0 0; Marta Duda 1 0-0 2; Nivi Abron 1 2-2 2; Jane Asinde 5 5-9 15; Totals: 23 24-37 73.
 
McLennan: Raija Todd 5 2-2 15; Miannah Little 2 9-15 13; Jaidyn Fontenette 1 0-0 2; Ahlura Lofton 0 0-0 0; McKenzie Piper 2 0-0 4; Mele Kailahi 3 2-3 8; Mersadez Nephew 2 2-2 7; Judith Moya 0 0-0 0; Brielle Dorsey 0 0-0 0; Marquise Nelson 1 0-0 2; Mariona Garcia 2 1-2 5; Totals: 18 16-24 56.
 
3-pointers: Grayson 3 (Black 2, Berete 1), McLennan 4 (Todd 3, Nephew 1); Total fouls: Grayson 20, McLennan 27; Fouled out: McLennan (Kailahi); Halftime score: Grayson 31, McLennan 20; Record: McLennan 9-11 (8-8).