McLennan Highlassies top Southern-Shreveport 71-57

McLennan's Kaylin Roher represented the Highlassies at sixth annual NJCAA All-Star Weekend. (Photo: McLennan Athletics)
McLennan’s Kaylin Roher scored 18 points to lead the Highlassies to a 71-57 win over Southern-Shreveport on Saturday at the McLennan Shootout. (Photo: McLennan Athletics)

WACO – The McLennan Highlassies defeated the Southern-Shreveport Lady Jaguars 71-57 Saturday night in the McLennan Shoot-out.

McLennan came out rusty following the month-long holiday break, struggling to find a rhythm on both the offensive and defensive ends of the court. The Highlassies opened the game on a 3-0 run and led 7-4 with 13:32 to play in the first half. Southern took a one-point lead, 8-7, with11:15 to go. The Lady Jaguars led 27-20 with just over two minutes remaining in the half. McLennan’s Kaylin Roher nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to cut the lead to three at the break, 27-24.

The Highlassies came out on fire in the second half, opening on an 11-0 run. McLennan began to pull away, taking the first double-digit lead at 42-31 with 12:39 to play in the game. The Highlassies led by as many as 19 down the stretch. Southern cut the lead to 10 twice but was unable to pull any closer.

Kaylin Roher led McLennan with 18 points and Re’Elle Miller added 12. Demi Cumby and Amani Davis scored 11 points each.

The Highlassies will face San Jacinto at 8 p.m. tomorrow in the final game of the McLennan Shoot-out.

Southern-Shreveport: Chaterra Cage 1 4-5 6; Ceddricka Smith 4 3-7 11; Pedrica Bain 2 0-0 4; Shatonia Evans 4 0-2 8; Savonya Robinson 2 1-1 5; Travon Williams 5 0-2 14; Dominique Smith 1 0-0 2; LaParis Robinson 2 2-2 7; Aalyah Robinson 0 0-2 0; Totals: 21 10-18 57.

McLennan: Kaylin Roher 5 6-6 18; Macy Lozen 1 0-0 2; Kendra Wynn 1 2-4 4; Demi Cumby 5 0-0 11; Re’Elle Miller 2 8-12 12; Sha’de Adedapo 0 2-4 2; Amani Davis 4 1-3 11; Adrienne Drake 0 2-4 2; Caylinne Martin 3 3-4 9; Totals: 21 24-37 71.

3-pointers: Southern-Shreveport 5 (Williams 4, L. Robinson 1), McLennan 5 (Roher 2, Davis 2, Cumby 1); Total fouls: Southern-Shreverport 27, McLennan 22; Fouled out: Southern Shreveport (Bain); Halftime score: Southern-Shreveport 27, McLennan 24; Record: McLennan 5-7.

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