Highlassies come up short against Collin

Highlassies come up short against Collin

The McLennan Highlassies fell to the Lady Cougars 71-66 on Saturday afternoon in Plano.

Collin built a 13-point lead at 20-7 with 8:04 remaining in the first half. McLennan rallied to cut the lead to four with 1:18 to go. The Lady Cougars held the 31-26 advantage at the break.

The second half appeared to be a 3-point contest with the two teams combining to make 16. McLennan took the 38-37 lead with 15:24 remaining in the game. Collin regained the lead on the next possession and extended it to seven with 7:38 to play. The Highlassies trimmed the lead to two with just over two minutes on the clock but was unable to get any closer.

Rae'Vaughn Barnes led the Highlassies with 19 points. Kaylin Roher and Ashley Bean scored 15 points each.

McLennan returns to action on Wednesday at Temple. The women's game begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men's game at 7:30 p.m.

McLennan: Kaylin Roher 5 0-0 15; Shanice Davis 0 3-4 3; Rae'Vaughn Barnes 7 1-2 19; Ashley Bean 5 2-6 15; Kendra Wynn 3 1-1- 7; Amani Davis 0 2-4 2; Kyra Bauer 1 1-1 3; Latifah Rainey 1 0-0 2; Totals: 22 10-18 66.

Collin: Brianna Williams 3 2-2 11; Tayler Young 2 3-5 8; Shomari Harris 2 9-10 14; Krystal Pickron 6 0-0 18; Jasmin Johnson 2 0-0 5; Traci Parks 6 3-5 15; Totals: 21 17-22 71.
 
3-pointers: McLennan 12 (Roger 5, Barnes 4, Bean 3), Collin 12 (Pickron 6, Williams 3, Young 1, Harris 1, Johnson 1); Total fouls: McLennan 22, Collin 18; Fouled out: McLennan (Bauer), Collin (Ndao); Halftime score: Collin 31, McLennan 26; Record: McLennan 13-9 (5-2).