Highlassies, Highlanders defeat Angelina

Highlassies, Highlanders defeat Angelina

The McLennan Highlassies avenged Saturday's loss with a 72-56 win over the Angelina Lady Roadrunners in Lufkin. 

The Highlassies never trailed in the game. McLennan led 8-6 midway through the first quarter and used a 5-0 run to build a seven-point lead at 13-6 with 3:16 to play in the quarter. Angelina trimmed the lead to three at the end of the first, 19-16. The Highlassies began to pull away in the second, extending the lead to double-digits at 31-21 with 3:09 remaining in the half. McLennan led 37-27 at the break.

The Highlassies took control in the second half, holding the Lady Roadrunners to two free throws in the first six minutes of the third quarter to extend the lead to 16, 45-29. McLennan led by as many as 21 in the fourth quarter. 

Ashley Moore led the Highlassies with 14 points. Ann-Marie Dunlap and Velma Mitchell scored 12 and 11, respectively. Nadia Hayes added 10.

In a hard-fought battle, the McLennan Highlanders defeated the Angelina Roadrunners 71-59. 
The Highlanders came out running, building an 11-point lead, 15-4, with 12:45 to play in the first half. Angelina rallied late in the half trimming the lead to two, 30-28 with 1:41 to go. Shannon Bogues made two free throws with just over 9 seconds to play to put the Highlanders up 32-28. The Roadrunners' Isaiah Bailey drained a 3-pointer at the buzzer to cut the lead to one, 32-31.
McLennan led by four early in the second half. Angelina took its first lead at 40-39 with 14:12 to play in the game. The Roadrunners extended the lead to three before the Highlanders used a 6-0 run to regain the lead, 43-42 with 12:01 to go. The Highlanders led 53-51 with 7:32 to play and pulled away down the stretch.  

Bogues led McLennan with 22 pints and Isaiah Gurley added 20.

McLennan: Colandria Haynes 1 4-4 6; Dariel Johnson 4 0-0 9; Velma Mitchell 4 0-0 11; Ann-Marie Dunlap 3 4-6 12; Nadia Haynes 3 4-8 10; Ashley Moore 7 0-0 14; Desirae Devine 2 0-0 4; Mirackle Sallie 3 0-0 6; Totals: 27 12-18 72

Angelina: Charisma Shepherd 4 0-0 9; Erin Sanchez 1 0-0 3; Angelica Darcus 1 2-2 5; Karley McHenry 0 2-2 2; Tyanna Barlow 1 2-2 4; Toraya Bass 02-2 2; La'Neique Nealey 5 7-7 17; Kennethah Harden 6 0-0 12; Alexis Andreport 1 0-0 2; Totals: 19 15-15 56.

3-pointers: McLennan 6 (Mitchell 3, Dunlap 2, Johnson 1), Angelina 3 (Shepherd 1, Sanchez 1, Darcus 1); Total fouls: McLennan 14, Angelina 11; Halftime score: McLennan 32, Angelina 27; Record: 2-1. 

McLennan: Kyle Brennon 1 0-0 3; Hayden Hunter 0 2-2 2; Derrick Farquharson 2 2-3 6; Shannon Bogues 6 8-10 22; Isaiah Gurley 6 5-6 20; Daniel Pinho Severo 0 1-2 1; Fred Jackson 4 0-0 8; Julius Palmer 4 1-1 9; Totals: 23 19-24 71.

Angelina: Corinthian Ramsey 1 1-2 4; Trent Brinkley 3 2-4 10; Gary Blackston 2 4-4 8; Carlos Simpson 4 3-5 11; Quinton Bush 3 0-0 6; Isaiah Bailey 4 4-5 13; Shaquille Gainey 0 1-3 1; Jason Towery 3 0-2 6; Totals: 20 15-25 59

3-pointers: McLennan 6 (Gurley 3, Bogues 2, Brennon 1), Angelina 4 (Brinkley 2, Ramsey 1, Bailey 1); Total fouls: McLennan 18, Angelina 19; Fouled out: McLennan (Pinho Severo); Halftime score: McLennan 32, Angelina 31; Record: McLennan 4-0.