Highlassies come up short in Cisco

(Photo: McLennan Athletics)
Sophomore Kaylin Roher scored 23 points in the Highlassies’ 72-68 loss to Cisco on Saturday. (Photo: McLennan Athletics)

CISCO – The McLennan Highlassies came up short, falling to the Cisco Lady Wranglers 72-68 on Saturday afternoon in Cisco.

McLennan took an early 9-1 lead. Cisco fought back to tie the game at 11 with 13:41 to play in the first half. Cisco used a 6-0 run to take the 17-11 lead midway through the half. The Highlassies responded with a 9-0 run to take the 20-17 lead. Cisco led 26-22 with just over five minutes on the clock and ended the half on a 12-5 run to take the 38-27 advantage into the locker room.

Cisco opened the second half on a 6-0 run and extended the lead to 18, 49-31, with 15:34 remaining in the game. McLennan began to chip away, cutting the lead to eight with 13 minutes to go. The Highlassies continued to rally and pulled within two, 65-63, with 3:14 to play but ran out of time to complete the comeback.

Sophomore Kaylin Roher led McLennan with 23 points. Sophomore Kendra Wynn and freshman Caylinne Martin added 13 and 10, respectively.

McLennan returns to action on Wednesday, hosting Hill. The women’s game begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 7:30 p.m.

McLennan: Kaylin Roher 9 1-2 23; Kyera Coleman 1 0-0 2; Kendra Wynn 6 1-5 13; Demi Cumby 1 4-5 7; Re’Elle Miller 1 0-0 3; Amani Davis 2 0-0 4; Adrienne Drake 2 2-4 6; Caylinne Martin 3 3-6 10; Totals: 25 12-22 68.

Cisco: Erin Willis 5 15-20 25; Zavier Landry 1 1-3 3; Jamila Parker 0 1-2 1; Alyssa Crockett 2 1-3 5; Charnaa DeJean 3 0-1 8;  Carolina Bianchi 1 0-0 2; Tyjha McGee 0 2-2 2; Briana Caro 6 2-2 18; Shaquicia Johnson 4 0-0 8; Totals: 22 22-32 72.

3-pointers: McLennan 6 (Roher 4, Miller 1, Cumby 1); Cisco 6 (Caro 4, DeJean 2); Total fouls: McLennan 25, Cisco 23; Fouled out: Cisco (Landry, Crockett); Halftime score: Cisco 38, McLennan 27; Record: McLennan 5-11 (0-3).

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