McLennan CC Highlassies fall to No. 1 Trinity Valley CC

NJCAA-Basketball-Logo-RWACO –  The McLennan Community College Highlassies fell to the top-ranked Trinity Valley Community College Lady Cards 83-69 on Monday night at The Highlands.

Both teams struggled to get shots to fall early on. Trinity Valley led 12-1 with 11:54 to play in the first half.  MCC fought back, cutting the lead to one with one minute to go.  Jazmine Spears’ bucket in the paint with 19.28 seconds on the clock put the Lady Cards (6-0) back up by three.  But the Highlassies (5-3) weren’t done.  Kaylin Roher drained a 3-pointer at the buzzer to tie the game at 29 at halftime.

Trinity Valley scored the first five points of the second half.  McLennan responded with a 6-0 run to take its only lead of the game at 35-34 with 18:34 remaining in the game. The Lady Cards began to pull away, extending the lead to 18 with 7:45 to go, 65-47. The Highlassies cut the lead to 10 down the stretch but were unable to pull any closer.

Freshman Kaylin Roher led the way with 13 points. Freshman Sha’de Adedapo and sophomore scored 12 and 10, respectively.

The Highlassies return to action on Wednesday, traveling to Brenham for a 5:30 p.m. tipoff at Blinn.

Trinity Valley: Adut Bulgak 8 0-4 17; Roddricka Patton 0 6-8 6; Shlonte Allen 3 0-1 8; Jazmine Spears 6 3-6 15; Julianne Anchling 2 1-2 5; Kuaneshia Baker 1 0-0 2; Deborah Meeks 3 2-2 8; Sylvia Smith-Gatson 1 1-3 3; Leashja Grant 3 4-4 10; Autummn Williams 3 3-4 9; Totals: 30 20-34 83.

McLennan: Kaylin Roher 4 2-6 13; Shanice Davis 4 1-6 10; Rae’Vaughn Barnes 2 1-3 7; Demi Cumby 3 2-2 8; Ashley Bean 2 2-3 6; Sha’de Adedapo 4 0-3 12; Kendra Wynn 1 3-4 5; Kyra Bauer 0 1-2 1; Amani Davis 0 1-2 1; Adrienne Drake 0 4-4 4; Latifah Rainey 0 2-4 2; Totals: 20 19-39 69.

3-pointers: Trinity Valley 3 (Allen 2, Bulgak 1), McLennan 10 (Adedapo 4, Roher 3, Barnes 1, S. Davis 1);Total fouls: Trinity Valley 35, McLennan 29; Fouled out: Trinity Valley (Allen, Williams), McLennan (Drake); Halftime score: McLennan 29, Trinity Valley 29; Record: McLennan 5-3.

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