Highlassies fall at Hill

Highlassies fall at Hill

In women's action, the McLennan Highlassies fell to the Hill Lady Rebels 75-61.
 
Mele Kailahi drained a 3-pointer from the elbow to begin the scoring. Hill responded with back-to-back 3-point buckets from Tayquanna Ross and Andreea Mancha. A 7-0 run comprised of a pair of buckets by McKenzie Piper and Kailahi gave McLennan the 12-6 lead with 2:44 to go, and the Highlassies led 15-12 at the end of the quarter.
 
Kailahi added a bucket less than 30 seconds into the second to extend the lead to five, 17-12. Hill put together a run of their own, this one of the 12-0 variety to build a seven-point lead with 6:55 to play before halftime, 24-17. The Lady Rebels extended the lead to 15 a few minutes later and held the 42-31 advantage at halftime.
 
Hill maintained their double-digit lead for the majority of the third quarter. The Lady Rebels led 57-44 with two minutes remaining in the third. Piper and Kailahi combined for a 6-0 run to trim the lead to seven. A pair of free throws by Ross put Hill up by nine going into the final period, 61-52.
 
McLennan trailed by 13 early in the fourth, 65-52. A steal and layup by Piper followed by five points from Ahlura Lofton pulled the Highlassies within six, 65-59, with 7:28 to play. Hill respondned with a 6-0 run to go back up by 12 and the Highlassies were unable to get any closer.
 
Mele Kailahi led the way with 21 points. McKenzie Piper and Raija Todd added 19 and 10, respectively.

Hill 75, McLenna 61
McLennan:
Raija Todd 3 1-2 10; Miannah Little 2 0-0 4; Jaidyn Fontenette 0 0-0 0; Ahlura Lofton 2 0-0 5; McKenzie Piper 9 1-2 19; Mele Kailahi 9 0-0 21; Mersadez Nephew 0 0-0 0; Brielle Dorsey 1 0-2 2; Totals: 26 2-6 61.
 
Hill:
Andreea Mancha 2 1-3 7; Destanee Roblow 9 0-0 18; Jada Williams 3 4-4 12; Mariya Scott 0 0-0 0; Tyquanna Ross 2 2-2 7; Jasmine Bailey 0 1-1 1; Laylah Davis 0 1-1 1; Kertisa Amos 3 1-2 7; Kecie Langley 4 0-0 9; Kaiden LeMaire 1 0-0 3; Brendeja Holloman 5 0-0 10; Totals: 29 10-15 75.
 
3-pointers: McLennan 7 (Kailahi 3, Todd 3, Lofton 1), Hill 7 (Williams 2, Mancha 2, Ross 1, Langley 1, Lemaire 1); Total fouls: McLennan 16, Hill 10; Fouled out: McLennan (Kailahi); Halftime score: Hill 42, McLennan 31; Record: McLennan 2-4 (1-1).