Coming off two wins in conference, the McLennan Community College Highlassies basketball hosts Southwestern Christian College at 2 p.m. in The Highlands Saturday. The game will be followed by the #12 Highlanders hosting Southwestern Christian College at 4 p.m.
The Highlassies had a balanced attack as they defeated Cisco last Wednesday, 70-53, in Cisco. KeeKee Nowlin led the team with 14 points, with Shankia Clark adding 10. Velma Mitchell scored 9, Jaylonn Walker added 8 and both Colandria Haynes and JonNa McDonald scored 6. The Lassies are 9-7, 2-0 conference.
The Highlanders (18-1, 1-0) play their first game since last Saturday’s 66-55 win against Ranger College in their conference opener. MCC’s Antoine Banks earned Player of the Week for Jan. 7-13. He scored 25 points against Concordia JV and added 19 points against Ranger.
Southwestern Christian College’s men’s team will be looking for their first conference win after two losses to open conference, and are 6-11 overall. The women’s team has a record of 4-12, 0-2 in conference.