Highlassies fall to Kilgore

Highlassies fall to Kilgore

The McLennan Highlassies fell to the Kilgore Lady Rangers 76-65 on the opening day of the Coastal Bend Classic in Beeville.

The Highlassies got off to a slow start allowing the Lady Rangers to take the 21-7 lead after one quarter. McLennan scored 15 points in the second and trailed Kilgore 33-22 at halftime. The Highlassies made major adjustments after the break, scoring 20 points in the third and 21 points and in the fourth but it wasn't enough to overcome the deficit.

KeeKee Nowlin led McLennan with 19 points and Kenidi White chipped in 13. Annya Moss rounded out the Highlassies in double figures with 12 points.

McLennan continues play in the tournament tomorrow, facing Southwest Texas at 11 a.m.

McLennan: Ny'Asia Goldman 1 2-2 4; Kenidi White 5 2-2 13; Gabby Cleveland 1 0-0 2; Harmony Pettis 0 0-0 0; KeeKee Nowlin 5 9-10 19; Annya Moss 3 3-4 12; Janeisha Mosley 0 2-2 2; Shequana Jackson 0 1-2 1; Elizabeth Critton 1 2-2 4; Anastacia Mickens 3 2-2 8; Desirae Devine 0 0-0 0; Totals: 19 223-27 65.
 
Kilgore: Emeley Rosario 3 2-2 7; De'Jah Williford-Kelley 2 1-2 5; TaShawnna Riggs 4 1-2 9; Alex Strawhorn 3 1-2 9; Patience Idoko 3 4-7 11; Alexis Popham 7 4-4 19; Carah Burdette 0 0-2 0; Sarah Mgbeike 5 3-4 13; Ireneshia Johnson 1 1-2 3; Totals: 28 17-27 76.
 
3-pointers: McLennan 4 (Moss 3, White 1), Kilgore 4 (Strawhorn 2, Idoko 1, Popham 1); Total fouls: McLennan 19, Kilgore 26; Fouled out: McLennan (Critton), Kilgore (Williford); Halftime score: Kilgore 33, McLennan 22; Record: McLennan 5-1.