Highlassies defeat San Jacinto, Paris in McLennan Shootout

Highlassies defeat San Jacinto, Paris in McLennan Shootout

The McLennan Highlassies improved their record to 8-7 on the season with two victories in the McLennan Shootout.

 

On Friday night, the Highlassies defeated the San Jacinto Lady Gators 89-61.

The game was close through the first 10 minutes of play. The Highlassies built a seven-point lead with 12:32 to play in the first half and extended it to 10 with 6:55 to go. McLennan continued to pull away and Kendra Wynn's layup at the buzzer gave the Highlassies their largest lead of the the half, 45-27.

The second half was much the same. McLennan led by as many as 28 points as the squad cruised to victory.

 

Sophomore Ashley Bean led the Highlassies with 18 points. Freshmen Kendra Wynn and Sha'de Adedapo added 12 and 10, respectively.

On Saturday, the Highlassies defeated the Paris Lady Dragons 57-50.

The game was close from start to finish. Both teams struggled to find an offensive rhythm early on. The game was tied at 11 with 9:57 remaining in the first half. Paris pulled away on a 7-0 run. McLennan fought back, tying the game at 20 with 1:55 to go, and the Lady Dragons held the 27-23 advantage at the break.

The Highlassies took the 34-33 lead with 15:31 remaining in the game. The two teams traded baskets for the next 10 minutes. The game was tied at 50 with 4:44 to play. McLennan ended the game on a 7-0 run to seal the win.

Sophomore Rae'Vaughn Barnes led the Highlassies with 17 points.

McLennan 89, San Jacinto 61

San Jacinto: Sarah Davis 3 1-2 7; Victoria Youman 2 1-2 5; Isis Johnson 8 7-9 23; Brittani Austin 4 12- 9; Kendra Howard 7 2-2 17; Totals: 24 12-17 61.

McLennan: Kaylin Roher 2 0-0 5; Justice Crisp 2 1-2 6; Shanice Davis 4 0-1 9; Rae'Vaughn Barnes 3 1-1 8; Demi Cumby 0 1-2 1; Re'Elle Miller 1 3-5 5; Ashley Bean 5 5-6 18; Sha'de Adedapo 3 2-2 10; Kendra Wynn 5 1-4 12; Kyra Bauer 3 0-0 6; Latifah Rainey 4 1-2 9; Totals: 32 15-25 89

3-pointers: San Jacinto 1 (Howard 1), McLennan 10 (Bean 3, Adedapo 2, Roher 1, Crisp 1, S. Davis 1, Barnes 1, Adedapo 1); Total fouls: San Jacinto 19, McLennan 17; Fouled out: San Jacinto (Austin); Halftime score: McLennan 45, San Jacinto 27; Record: McLennan 7-7. 

McLennan 57, Paris 50

Paris: Chy Cunningham 2 1-2 5; Damya Toney 3 2-2 1; Victoria Maddox 2 0-0 6; Shanice Vaughan 3 2-2 9; Catarina Rendon 1 1-2 3; Maeghan Scott 4 0-1 10; Chelsea Smith 2 2-3 7; Adriene Small 2 2-3 7; Totals: 17 8-12 50.

McLennan: Shanice Davis 2 3-4 8; Rae'Vaughn Barnes 6 1-2 17; Re'Elle Miller 2 0-1 5; Ashley Bean 3 1-1 9; Sha'de Adedapo 0 2-2 2; Kendra Wynn 4 1-3 9; Kyra Bauer 2 1-2 5; Amani Davis 1 0-0 2; Totals: 20 9-15 57.

3-pointers: Paris 9 (Toney 2, Maddox 2, Scott 2, Smith 1, Vaughan 1, Small 1), McLennan 8 (Barnes 4, Bean 2, S. Davis 1, Miller 1); Total fouls: Paris 19, McLennan 13; Fouled out: Paris (Toney, Rendon ); Halftime score: Paris 27, McLennan 23; Record: McLennan 8-7.