Basketball, College

McLennan Highlassies fall to San Jacinto 99-79

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McLennan’s Re’Elle Miller scored 20 points in the Highlassies 99-79 loss to San Jacinto at the McLennan Shootout on Sunday night. (MCC Athletics courtesy photo.)

WACO – The McLennan Highlassies fell to the San Jacinto Gators 99-79 Sunday night in the final tune up before the start of conference play.

The teams kept it close for the majority of the first half. McLennan led 36-30 with 2:45 remaining in the half. The Highlassies extended the lead to 12, 43-31, with 1:54 on the clock. San Jacinto ended the half on an 8-4 run, cutting the lead to eight at the break, 47-39.

It was all Gators to start the second half, coming out on a 9-1 run, tying the game at 48 with 17:25 to play. San Jacinto pulled away, taking the 68-49 lead with 14:12 remaining in the game and the Highlassies were unable to recover.

Re’Elle Miller led McLennan with 20 points. Caylinne Martin and Kaylin Roher scored 17 and 13, respectively.

McLennan opens conference play on Saturday at Temple. The women’s game begins at 2 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 4 p.m.

San Jacinto: Miranda Lejune 4 2-4 13; Kristel Reid 4 3-4 11; Nekeita Bailey 5 2-2 12; Ankia Nottingham 5 4-7 14; Jazmin Nelson 5 2-2 12; Vanessa Jones 3 0-1 6; Kendra Howard 6 6-9 19; Kaelynn Wilson 4 4-4 12; Totals: 36 23-33 99.

McLennan: Kaylin Roher 4 3-4 13; Kendra Wynn 3 1-5 7; Demi Cumby 3 0-2 8; Re’Elle Miller 6 8-12 20; Sha’de Adedapo 3 0-0 7; Amani Davis 1 1-2 3; Adrienne Drake 2 0-0 4; Caylinne Martin 6 5-6 17; Totals: 28 18-29 79.

3-pointers: San Jacinto 4 (Lejune , Howard 1), McLennan 5 (Roher 2, Cumby 2, Adeadpo 1); Total fouls: San Jacinto 26; McLennan 28; Fouled out: McLennan (Martin, Drake); Halftime score: McLennan 47, San Jacinto 39; Record: McLennan 5-8.

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