Highlassies defeat Kilgore, stomp Angelina in McLennan Classic

Highlassies defeat Kilgore, stomp Angelina in McLennan Classic

The McLennan Highlassies opened the season with a 60-45 victory over the Kilgore Lady Rangers Friday in the McLennan Classic. 

McLennan began the game with back-to-back turnovers, allowing Kilgore to build the early 5-0 lead. The Highlassies tied the game at eight with 16:03 on the clock and took the five-point lead with a 5-0 run in the next four minutes. McLennan increased the lead to double digits at 28-17 with 3:51 remaining in the half and held the 34-18 advantage at the break.

The Highlassies opened the second half on a 4-0 run, increasing the lead to 20 points. The Lady Rangers responded with an 11-0 run in the next three minutes, cutting the lead to nine, 38-29. McLennan pulled away with an 8-0 run and led by as many as 19 down the stretch.

Sophomore Rae'Vaughn Barnes led McLennan with 18 points, including five 3-pointers. 

The Highlassies stomped the Angelina Lady Roadrunners 104-77 on Saturday night.

The teams traded baskets for the first two minutes of play. McLennan broke the game open with a 12-0 run, taking the 16-6 lead with 15:49 to play in the first half. The Highlassies continued to pull away and led 53-29 at halftime. 

Angelina opened the second half on a 7-0 run, but it wasn't enough to overcome the McLennan offense.The Highlassies combined for 12 3-pointers in the game as they cruised to the easy victory.

Barnes led McLennan with 19 points. Shanice Davis and Sha'de Adedapo scored 16 points each. Kendra Wynn added 12.

McLennan 60, Kilgore 45
Kilgore: Imaobong Akpan 4 2-5 11; Danesha Richardson 1 4-4 6; Aubria Clifton 1 0-2 2; Judith Nwosa 1 0-0 2; Destny Coley 3 0-0 6; Macy De'Gruy 4 3-4 11; Da'Moneyca Spivey 2 0-0 6; Alexis Hill 0 1-3 1; Totals: 16 10-18 45.

McLennan: Kaylin Roher 0 0-0 0; Justice Crisp 2 0-0 5; Shanice Davis 2 0-0 5; Rae'Vaughn Barnes 6 1-2 18; Demi Cumby 3 0-2 7; Re'Elle Miller 3 2-6 9; Sha'de Adedapo 1 0-0 3; Kendra Wynn 1 2-6 4; Kyra Bauer 0 2-2 2; Adrienne Drake 1 0-0 2; Latifah Rainey 2 1-2 5; Totals: 21 8-20 60.

3-pointers: McLennan 10 (Barnes 5, Crisp 1, Davis 1, Cumby 1, Miller 1, Adedapo 1); Kilgore 3 (Spivey 2, Akpan 1); Total fouls: McLennan 20; Kilgore 21; Fouled out: Kilgore (Akpan); Halftime score: McLennan 34, Kilgore 18; Record: McLennan 1-0. 

McLennan 104, Angelina 77
Angelina: Lisa Nealy 2 3-5 7; Madison Robinson 1 3-4 6; Brianna Brown 1 10-11 12; Ceidra Coleman 0 0-2 0; San'Queisha Rawls 0 4-6 4; Sydnee Jackson 0 1-2 1; Yoaha Watson Lake 4 2-3 10; Cekret Davis 0 1-4 1; Eliqua Brooks 5 4-6 15; Cree Atkinson 7 1-2 15; Jimelliah Price 3 0-4 6; Totals: 23 20-29 77.

McLennan: Kaylin Roher 2 0-0 6; Justice Crisp 1 3-4 5; Shanice Davis 7 1-3 16; Rae'Vaughn Barnes 6 2-4 19; Demi Cumby 2 3-5 7; Re'Elle Miller 2 0-0 4; Sha'de Adedapo 5 2-2 16; Kendra Wynn 3 6-9 12; Kyra Bauer 2 5-6 9; Adrienne Drake 4 0-0 8; Latifah Rainey 1 0-1 2; Totals: 35 22-34 104.

3-pointers: McLennan 12 (Barnes 5, Adedapo 4, Roher 2, Davis 1); Angelina 2 (Brooks 1, Robinson 1); Total fouls: McLennan 34; Angelina 30; Fouled out: Angelina (Lake, Robinson, Coleman); Halftime score: 53, Angelina 29; Record: McLennan 2-0.