Highlassies rout Lady Rams

Highlassies rout Lady Rams

The McLennan Highlassies continued their winning streak with a 77-63 win over the Southwestern Christian Lady Rams Saturday afternoon in Terrell.

Southwestern Christian took an early 5-0 lead. Layups by Patrickia Daily and Ashley Moore pulled McLennan within one, 5-4, with 6:09 to play in the first. The Lady Rams used a 10-0 run over the next minute to take the first double-digit lead of the game, 15-4. A hard Southwestern Christian foul under their own basket sent Moore to the free throw line. Moore sank both free throws to ignite the Highlassies' offense and start a 16-0 run giving McLennan the 20-15 lead with 8:43 remaining in the first half. The Lady Rams rallied to tie the game at 20 with 6:47 on the clock and held the 32-31 lead at halftime.

The game remained close throughout the third quarter. McLennan led by four with 1:11 remaining in the third. Southwestern Christian ended the quarter on a 5-0 run to hold the one-point lead, 51-50, going into the final period. The Lady Rams led by three, 55-52, with 7:36 to go. The Highlassies pulled away using a 15-2 run, including eight points from Velma Mitchell, to take the 10-point lead, 67-57, with just over three minutes left to play and cruised the rest of the way.

Mitchell led the Highlassies with 18 points, and Daily added 17. Dariel Johnson scored 15 and Moore had 10.

McLennan hosts Ranger on Wednesday with women's action beginning at 5:30 p.m. followed by the men at 7:30 p.m.

McLennan 77, Southwestern Christian 63

McLennan: Patrickia Daily 7 1-2 17; Colandria Haynes 3 0-0 6; Dariel Johnson 3 9-10 15; Jordan Mullins 1 0-0 2; Velma Mitchell 5 8-11 18; Chelsi Woodard 0 1-2 1; Nadia Hayes 3 2-4 8; Ashley Moore 4 2-2 10; Totals: 26 23-33 77.

Southwestern Christian: White 0 0-0 0; Bennett 5 5-5 16; Gibson 1 2 3; Johnson 5 0-0 10; Jackson 1 0-0 2; Brenien 3 0-0 6; Karr 0 0-0 0; Welch Roberson 4 0-0 11; West 1 0-0 2; Colbert 1 0-1 2; Singleton 2 0-0 5; Davis 0 5-6 5; Totals:23 11-17 63.

3-pointers: McLennan 2 (Daily 2), Southwestern Christian 6 (Welch Roberson 3, Bennett 1, Colbert 1, Singleton 1); Total fouls: McLennan 18, Southwestern Christian 30; Fouled out: Southwestern Christian (West, Johnson); Halftime score: Southwestern Christian 32, McLennan 31; Record: McLennan 13-9 (6-1).