Highlassies hold off Ranger 60-58

Caylinne Martin led the Highlassies with 22 points in a 71-69 loss to Blinn at the Highlands. (McLennan   Sports courtesy photo.)
Freshman Caylinne Martin led the Highlassies with 20 points in a 60-58 win at Ranger. (McLennan Sports courtesy photo.)

RANGER – The McLennan Highlassies squeaked by the Ranger Lady Rangers 60-58 Saturday afternoon in Ranger.

The game was close from start to finish with neither team gaining a double-digit lead. Ranger led 16-14 with 9:15 remaining in the half. McLennan used a 12-1 run to take the 23-17 lead with 2:21 to go. The Lady Rangers rallied to cut the lead to four at the half, 29-25.

The Highlassies extended the lead back to nine, 36-27, with 16:51 remaining in the game. Ranger rallied once again to take the 39-38 lead less that two minutes later. The Lady Rangers led by five, 57-52, with 4:34 to play. McLennan cut the lead to three on an Adrienne Drake layup with just under four minutes on the clock. Kaylin Roher’s free throws cut the Ranger lead to one, 58-57, with 1:30 to go. The Highlassies’ Kyera Coleman drained a 3-pointer with 29 seconds on the clock to seal the win.

Freshman Caylinne Martin led McLennan with 20 points. Drake and Roher added 11 and 10, respectively.

The Highlassies return to action on Wednesday, hosting Cisco at 5:30 p.m.

McLennan: Kaylin Roher  3 3-6 10; Kyera Coleman 1 1-2 4; Kendra Wynn 3 0-2 6; Demi Cumby 2 0-0 4; Re’Elle Miller 0 1-2 1; Sha’de Adedapo 1 0-0 3; Amani Davis 0 1-2 1; Adrienne Drake 5 1-4 11; Caylinne Martin 9 2-2 20; Totals: 24 9-20 60.

Ranger: Dana Whitehead 2 0-0 6; Tyrasha Degrate 2 0-0 4; Madison Franklin 0 2-2 2; Sham Hunter 4 4-4 11; Mariah Merriweather 5 4-7 15; Taryn Johnson 1 3-5 6; Kaylee Kana 2 8-15 12;
Kayla Turner 1 0-0 2; Totals: 17 21-33 58.

3-pointers: McLennan 3 (Roher 1, Coleman 1, Adedapo 1), Ranger 5 (Whitehead 2, Hunter 1, Merriweather 1, Johnson 1); Total fouls: McLennan 24; Ranger 19; Fouled out: McLennan (Martin); Halftime score: McLennan 29, Ranger 25; Record: McLennan 9-13 (4-5).

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