The McLennan Highlassies defeated the San Jacinto Gators 64-56 Tuesday in the nightcap of the MCC Shoot-out at The Highlands.
The game was close throughout the first half. San Jacinto built a seven-point lead with just over four minutes to go and led 32-26 at the break.
The Gators extended the lead to 13 early in the second half but the Highlassies weren't done. MCC fought back, tying the game at 50 with 5:47 remaining in the game. The two teams traded baskets and were tied at 54 with 4:28 on the clock. The Highlassies ended the game on a 10-2 run to seal the win.
Quiana Tucker led the Highlassies with 18 points and pulled down 11 rebounds. Cha'Zaye Wright and Shanice Davis scored 14 and 13 points, respectively.
MCC returns to action Wednesday, facing Trinity Valley at 6 p.m. in the final gam of the two-day shoot-out.