Highlassies slip by Kilgore 63-57

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(MCC Athletics courtesy photo.)

WACO – In a game that came down to the wire, the McLennan Highlassies defeated the Kilgore Lady Rangers 63-57.

Both teams struggled with turnovers throughout the first half, combining for 29. McLennan led 20-17 with 6:46 to play in the half. Kilgore finished the half on a 12-2 run to take the 29-22 advantage at the break.

The Lady Rangers came out shooting in second half, extending the lead to 14, 39-25, with 16:59 remaining in the game. The Highlassies fought back, tying the game at 46 midway through the half. Kilgore extended the lead to seven with just over five minutes to go but McLennan wasn’t done. The Highlassies tied the game at 57 with 3:26 on the clock and ended the game on a 6-0 run to seal the win.

Sophomore Kendra Wynn led the Highlassies with 16 points. Freshmen Diamond Ervin added eight points, all from the free throw line.

The Highlassies return to action on Tuesday at Houston to face San Jacinto at 5:30 p.m.

McLennan 63, Kilgore 57

Kilgore: Darreion Clark 4 7-8 15; Destiny Climpson 0 0-2 0; Imaobong Akpan 7  2-3 17; Mariah Hopkins 4 1-5 9; Crystal Nero 0 1-3 1; Adrianna Edwards 2 1-6 5; Deshawnta Lyday 0 0-0 0; Pre’Franz Dominick 3 4-8 10; Totals: 20 16-37 57.

McLennan: Macy Lozen 1 2-2 4; Kyera Coleman 2 2-2 6; Kendra Wynn 3 10-12 16; Demi Cumby 1 0-1 2; Re’Elle Miller 1 1-2 4; Diamond Ervin 0 8-8 8; Sha’de Adedapo 1 0-0 3; Amani Davis 2 0-0 4; Tayla Taylor 1 2-6 4; Adrienne Drake 2 2-6 6; Caylinne Martin 2 2-3 6; Totals: 16 29-43 63.

3-pointers: Kilgore 1 (Akpan); McLennan 2 (Miller 1, Adedapo 1); Total fouls: Kilgore 29, McLennan 27; Fouled out: Kilgore (Lyday, Dominick, Clark) Halftime score: Kilgore 29, McLennan 22; Record: McLennan 2-0.

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