Highlassies top No. 21 Lady Rangers

Highlassies top No. 21 Lady Rangers

The Highlassies and Lady Rangers squared off first, and it was the Highlassies walking away with the 71-56 victory to knock off the 21st-nationally ranked Lady Rangers.
 
Ranger opened the game on a 4-0 run before Jaidyn Fontenette put McLennan on the board with a 3-pointer from the elbow. The Lady Rangers responded with a 3-pointer to put the lead back to four with 7:46 to play in the first quarter. A pair of buckets from Seynabou Thiam and Elizabeth Critton started an 11-0 run for the Highlassies to go up by seven, 14-7. Ranger added a basket late in the quarter to cut the McLennan lead to five after one period of play, 14-9.
 
McLennan controlled the game from that point forward. The Highlassies outscored the Lady Rangers 19-10 in the second quarter with Kenidi White, Raija Todd, Jade Bradley and Ny'Asia Goldman all hitting from beyond the arc. McLennan would lead 33-19 at the half.
 
The Highlassies continued to pour in the points in the third quarter and led 55-37 heading to the final period. Ranger pulled within 11 points, 66-55, with just under three minutes to play but that would be as close as they would get. Bradley and Goldman went 5-6 from the free throw line in the final minutes as the Highlassie defense held Ranger to a single free throw to secure the victory.
 
Jade Bradley led the Highlassies with 23 points. Mele Kaloni Kailahi and Ny'Asia Goldman scored 11 and 10, respectively.

McLennan 71, Ranger 56
McLennan: Raija Todd 1 0-0 3; Ny'Asia Goldman 3 2-3 10; Kenidi White 3 0-0 7; Jaidyn Fontenette 2 0-0 5; Yumon Simien 0 0-0 0; Jade Bradley 7 7-9 23; Mele Kaloni Kailahi 3 2-4 11; Annya Moss 1 1-2 4; Elizabeth Critton 2 0-0 4; Seynabou Thiam 2 0-0 4; Totals: 24 13-18 71.
 
Ranger: Giordin Johnson 1 0-0 2; Sierra Mosley-Jefferson 2 0-0 6; Casey Harris 1 1-2 3; Angel Reese 5 1-4 12; Raine Morgan 1 0-0 2; Angel Kelly 0 0-0 0; Imani McNeal2 2-4 7; Zanaiya Williams 0 0-0 0; She'Ray Wilson 3 0-0 6; Bre'Asiajah Mathews5 3-3 14; Alena Wilson 2 0-0 4; Totals: 22 7-13 56.
 
3-pointers: McLennan 10 (Kailahi 3, Goldman 2, Bradley 2, White 1, Fontenette 1, Moss 1), Ranger 5 (Mosley-Jefferson 2, Reese 1, McNeal 1, Mathews 1); Total fouls: McLennan 16, Ranger 13; Halftime score: McLennan 33, Ranger 19; Record: McLennan 12-4 (2-0).