McLennan women top Temple 47-44

(Photo: McLennan Athletics)
Kaylin Roher led the Highlassies with 12 points in a 47-44 win over Temple College on Wednesday. (Photo: McLennan Athletics)

WACO – In a game that came down to the final seconds, the McLennan Highlassies defeated the Temple Lady Leopards 47-44 at the Highlands on Wednesday.

Both teams struggled in the first half, combining for a total of 24 turnovers with McLennan shooting 29 percent from the field to Temple’s 14 percent. McLennan led by four, 12-8, with 10:31 to play. A five-minute scoring drought ensued. Sha’de Adedapo’s lay up with 5:01 began a scoring run for the Highlassies as they ended the half on a 11-4 run to take the 23-12 lead into the break.

Temple fought back in the second half, tying the game at 37 with 6:18 remaining in the game. Temple took the lead and led 42-39 with 3:39 to play. McLennan’s Kaylin Roher tied the game at 42 with 3:12 on the clock. A jumper by Temple’s Trei Torain put the Lady Leopards up by two, 44-42, with just over a minute to go. Roher’s lay up and free throw following a Temple foul put the Highlassies up by one, 45-44. Roher and Adedapo combined to go 2-4 from the free throw line in the final 20 seconds to seal the win.

Roher led McLennan with 12 points. Kendra Wynn and Adrienne Drake scored 10 points each.

The Highlassies return to action on Saturday, traveling to Ranger with tip-off at 2 p.m.

Temple: Jakki Ellis 1 0-0 2; Laqeisha Brown 1 2-2 4; Kiahna Thompson 4 2-2 12;  Samantha Allen 0 3-4 3; India Connor 1 0-2 2; Trei Torain 8 1-2 17; Kiara Rivera 2 0-1 4; Totals: 17 8-12 44.

McLennan: Kaylin Roher 3 4-7 12; Kendra Wynn 4 2-2 10; Re’Elle Miller 2 0-0 4; Sha’de Adedapo 3 2-4 9; Adrienne Drake 5 0-0 10; Caylinne Martin 0 2-2 2; Totals: 17 0-15 47.

3-pointers: Temple 2 (Thompson 2), McLennan 3 (Roher 2, Adedapo 1); Total fouls: Temple 16, McLennan 11); Fouled out: (Allen); Halftime score: McLennan 23, Temple 12; Record: McLennan 8-13 (3-5).

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