Highlassies fall in final seconds

Highlassies fall in final seconds

In a game that came down to the final 10 seconds, the McLennan Highlassies fell to the Blinn Buccaneers 85-84 on Nov. 26 at The Highlands.

Blinn jumped out to an early five-point lead. McLennan fought back, taking the 12-14 lead with 12:54 to play in the first half. The Highlassies extended the lead to six with 35 seconds to go and held the 46-42 advantage at the break.

The Buccaneers opened the second half on a 6-0 run to take the 48-46 lead less than a minute into the half. The two teams traded baskets for the next six minutes. Blinn began to pull away and led 72-66 midway through the half. McLennan used an 8-0 run to take the 74-72 lead with 7:37 to play. The Highlassies extended the lead to six, but Blinn rallied to tie the game at 82 with 3:41 to go. The Buccaneers took the two-point lead on the next possession. McLennan tied the game at 84 with 2:11 to play. Alexus Freeman's free throw with 8.97 seconds on the clock sealed the win for Blinn.

Sophomore Shanice Davis led the Highlassies with 17 points and freshman Sha'de Adedapo added 12.

Blinn: Brianna Luton 2 0-0 5; Alexus Freeman 6 7-14 19; Tayler Weiks 5 2-2 17; Shunta Nevitt 4 0-0 9; Shakera Barnes 3 1-3 7; Fatima Adams 4 6-9 14; Shanequa Gatson 1 0-0 2; Katrina Hayden 2 0-1 4; Tierra Tucker 3 0-2 8; Totals: 30 16-31 85.

McLennan: Kaylin Roher 0 1-2 1; Justice Crisp 2 1-2 5; Shanice Davis 6 1-2 17; Demi Cumby 2 0-0 4; Re'Elle Miller 3 3-4 9; Ashley Bean 3 2-6 9; Sha'de Adedapo 4 0-0 12; Kendra Wynn 3 3-4 9; Kyra Bauer 3 0-0 6; Amani Davis 3 0-0 6; Latifah Rainey 2 2-2 6; Totals: 31 13-22 84.

3-pointers: Blinn 9 (Weiks 5, Tucker 2, Luton 1, Nevitt 1), McLennan 9 (Davis 4, Adedapo 4, Bean 1); Total fouls: Blinn 22; McLennan 27; Halftime score: McLennan 46, Blinn 42; Record: McLennan 5-6.