Highlassies top Angelina in season opener

Highlassies top Angelina in season opener

The Highlassies opened the 2019-20 season Friday evening with a 74-59 win over the Angelina Lady Roadrunnersin the MCC Classic
 
It was all McLennan to start the contest as Jade Bradley, Mele Kaloni Kailahi and Seynabou Thiam combined for a 7-0 run. Angelina's Britney Thompson put the Lady Roadrunners on the board with a 3-pointer from the corner. McLennan's Yumon Simien came in off the bench and made an immediate impact, putting the Highlassies up 10-3 with a long 3-pointer from the elbow. Angelina responded with a 12-0 run over the next three and a half minutes to take the 15-10 lead at the end of the first quarter.
 
The Highlassies opened the second with an and-one play by Kailahi and a bucket by Bradley to tie the game at 15. The teams traded the lead for the remainder of the quarter, and Angelina held the two-point advantage at intermission, 26-24.
 
McLennan tied the game at 31 with 7:38 to go in the third quarter. Another bucket by Bradley then a drive through the lane by Kailahi and ensuing foul shot put the Highlassies up by five 36-31. The Lady Roadrunners rallied down the stretch to take the 40-39 lead with 1:30 to go in the period. McLennan ended the quarter on a 5-0 run capped off by a Kailahi 3-pointer at the buzzer to head into the fourth with the 44-40 lead.
 
McLennan led 50-45 with 8:10 remaining in the game. The Highlassies constructed a 10-0 run to pull away and secure the victory.
 
Kailahi led the Highlassies with 25 points including five 3-pointers. Bradley and Simien scored 12 and 11, respectively.

McLennan 74, Angelina 59
Angelina: Mycah McDonald 3 3-3 10; Lovietta Walker 1 7-7 8; Dakota Matthews 0 0-0 0; Simran Mayfield 3 0-0 7; Britney Thompson 4 5-6 17; Trysten Mosley 0 0-0 0; Tyeisha Smith 2 0-1 4; Addie Liles 0 0-0 0; Mikayla Bailey 0 0-0 0; Derrica Gilbert 0 1-2 1; Tai'Sheka Porchia 5 3-4 13; Totals: 18 19-23 59.
 
McLennan: Raija Todd 0 0-0 0; Ny'Asia Goldman 3 0-0 8; Kenidi White 0 0-0 0; Jaidyn Fontenette 3 0-1 6; Yumon Simien 4 2-2 11; Jade Bradley 3 5-6 12; Mele Kaloni Kailahi 8 4-4 25; Annya Moss 0 0-0 0; Shequana Jackson 2 2-3 6; Elizabeth Critton 1 0-0 2; Seynabou Thiam 2 0-0 4; Totals: 26 13-16 74.
 
3-pointers: Angelina 5 (Thompson 3, McDonald 1, Mayfield 1), McLennan 9 (Kailahi 5, Goldman 2, Simien 1, Bradley 1); Total fouls: Angelina 17, McLennan 22; Halftime score: Angelina 26, McLennan 24; Record: McLennan 1-0.