Highlassies fall to Lady Coyotes

Highlassies fall to Lady Coyotes

The Highlassies suffered their first conference loss of the season as they fell to the Lady Coyotes 99-78 on Wednesday.

Weatherford opened the game on a 17-4 run and led 27-14 midway through the half. McLennan rallied, cutting the the lead to three, 32-29, with 6:28 left in the half. The Lady Coyotes pulled away again and led 43-35 at the break.

The Lady Coyotes held the seven-point lead, 59-52, with 14:33 remaining in the game. Weatherford used a 12-0 run in the next three minutes to break the game open, and McLennan was unable to recover. 

Sophomore Ashley Bean led the Highlassies with 18 points. Shanice Davis and Kendra Wynn added 14 and 10, respectively.

McLennan returns to action on Saturday, traveling to Collin. The women's game begins at 2 p.m., followed by the men's game at 4 p.m.

McLennan: Kaylin Roher 3 0-0 9; Justice Crisp 1 0-0 2; Shanice Davis 5 0-0 14; Rae'Vaughn Barnes 1 0-1 2; Demi Cumby 2 2-3 6; Re'Elle Miller 1 2-2 4; Ashley Bean 6 3-4 18; Sha'de Adedapo 1 2-2 4; Kendra Wynn 5 0-0 10; Amani Davis 0 0-2 0; Kyra Bauer 2 2-2 7; Latifah Rainey 1 0-1 2; Totals: 28 8-17 78.

Weatherford: Jacqueline Chandler 5 2-2 16; Bre Brooks 7 6-8 21; Toma Zaleckaite 5 4-6 14; Ruth Adwar 0 1-2 1; Ciara Johnson 4 1-2 9; Lou Hawkins 2 2-3 8; Itiana Taylor 8 6-9 22; Zippy Khasoa 3 1-2 7; Totals: 34 24-34 99.

3-pointers: McLennan 14 (Bean 5, S. Davis 4, Roher 3, Miller 1, Bauer 1), Weatherford 7 (Chandler 4, Hawkins 2, Brooks 1); Total fouls: McLennan 26, Weatherford 18; Fouled out: Weatherford (Johnson); Halftime score: Weatherford 43, McLennan 35; Record: McLennan 13-8 (5-1).