Highlanders subdue Southwestern Christian

Highlanders subdue Southwestern Christian

The McLennan Highlanders remain undefeated with an 84-76 win over the Southwestern Christian Rams Saturday. 

Southwestern Christian came out shooting well from the 3-point line and led 12-6 with 16:27 to play in the first half. McLennan responded with a 9-0 run over the next two minutes to take the 15-12 lead. The game was tied at 22 with 8:10 to play in the first. The Highlanders began to pull away down the stretch. McLennan led 31-28 with four minutes to go and ended the half on a 15-2 run to take the 46-30 advantage into the break.

The Highlanders opened the second half on a 12-2 run and extended their lead to 24, 67-43, midway through the half. The Rams' Rontrell Harris kept Southwestern Christian in the game, scoring all 26 of his points in the second half, but it wasn't enough to overcome the Highlanders. 

Isaiah Gurley and Fred Jackson both recorded double-doubles to lead the Highlanders. Gurley had 18 points and 10 rebounds while Jackson scored 11 and pulled down 10 rebounds. Hayden Hunter scored 10 points.

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

McLennan 84, Southwestern Christian 76

McLennan: Kyle Brennon 0 2-2 2; Zarious Wilson 2 1-1 6; Chamar Hawkins 2 0-1 5; Hayden Hunter 4 3-6 12; Derrick Farquharson 3-4 10; Shannon Bogues 2 1-2 5; Isaiah Gurley 5 7-8 18; Jashawn Talton 2 4-4 8; David Johnson 0 0-0 0; Daniel Pinho Severo 1 1-2 3; Fred Jackson 4 3-3 11; Julius Palmer 2 0-0 4; Totals: 27 26-33 84.

Southwestern Christian: Xavier Good 3 0-0 8; James Jenkins 0 1-2 1; Jontavis Littles 6 0-2 14;  Trevon Betts 1 0-0 2; Joseph Mitchell 6 0-0 18; Matthew Allmond 1 0-0 2; Jhase Davis 1 0-0 3; Omar Sotolange 1 0-0 2; Rontrell Hills 10 0-0 26; Totals: 29 1-4 76.

3-pointers: McLennan 4 (Wilson 1, Hunter 1, Hawkins 1, Gurley 1), Southwestern Christian 17 (Hills 6, Mitchell 6, Good 2, Littles 2); Total fouls: McLennan 11, Southwestern Christian 30; Halftime score: McLennan 46, Southwestern Christian 30; Record: McLennan 24-0 (6-0).