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Highlassies hold off Coastal Bend to snap losing streak

The McLennan Highlassies snapped their losing streak with a 61-51 victory over the Coastal Bend Cougars this afternoon in Beeville.

McLennan dominated in the first quarter, opening the game on an 11-0 run. The Highlassies held the Cougars to just two free throws in the period and led 14-2 heading into the second quarter. Coastal Bend drained back-to-back 3 pointers to open the second quarter, cutting the lead to six, 14-8 with 9:15 to play in the half. McLennan took control again, holding the Cougars to three free throws down the stretch to extend the lead to 15 at the break, 26-11.

The Highlassies led by as many as 17 in the third quarter. Coastal Bend began to rally and trimmed the lead to 10, 43-33, heading into the final 10 minutes of the game. The Cougars' momentum continued into the fourth quarter as they cut the lead to five, 52-47, with 5:29 to play. McLennan responded with a 9-0 run to put the game out of reach.

Velma Mitchell led the Highlassies with 21 points and Patrickia Daily added 16.

McLennan: Patrickia Daily  7 0-0 16; Dariel Johnson 2 0-0 5; Jordan Mullins 1 0-0 3; Velma Mitchell 7 4-4 21; Jaylonn Walker 1 0-0 2; Chelsi Woodard 1 0-0 3; Nadia Haynes 2 0-0 4; Ashley Moore 3 0-0 6; Desirae Devine 2 0-0 4; Mirackle Sallie 0 0-0 0; Totals: 26 4-4 61.

Coastal Bend: Darias Whittington 1 0-0 3; Precious Lopez 0 0-0 0; Aryanna Brown 0 1-2 1; Sonerka White 1 0-0 3; Samantha Atkinson-Roach 6 3-4 16; Kenya Haynes 0 0-0 0; Hadiya Norman 4 7-10 18; Kristina Kana 0 2-2 2; Marilyn Davis 1 3-7 5; Shayla Martin 0 0-0 0; Totals: 13 16-25 51.

3-pointers: McLennan 8 (Mitchell 3, Daily 2, Johnson 1, Mullins 1, Woodard 1), Coastal Bend 6 (Norman 3, Whittington 1, White 1, Atkinson-Roach 1); Total fouls: McLennan 22, Coastal Bend 11); Halftime score: McLennan 26, Coastal Bend 11; Record: McLennan 3-5.

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