Highlanders cruise past Southwestern Christian

Highlanders cruise past Southwestern Christian

The McLennan Highlanders defeated the Southwestern Christian Rams 94-57 in the regular-season finale Wednesday night at The Highlands.

The game was tit-for-tat through the first seven minutes of play. The game was tied at 14 with 12:39 to play in the first half. McLennan broke the game open with a 19-0 run highlighted by two high-flying dunks by Shannon Bogues. The Highlanders led by as many as 20 down the stretch and held the 47-31 advantage at the break.

McLennan continued to dominate in the second half.  The Rams collapsed under the Highlanders pressure late in the half allowing McLennan to cruise to the easy victory.

Bogues led the Highlanders with 15 points and Julius Palmer added 13. Zarious Wilson and Hayden Hunter scored 12 and 10, respectively. 

McLennan will play in the Region V Tournament next week at Frenship High School outside of Lubbock. The Highlanders will play at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 9, with the opponent still to be determined. 

McLennan 94, Southwestern Christian 57

Southwestern Christian: James Jenkins 3 0-0 6; Jontavius Littles 1 2-3 4; Trevon Betts 0 4-4 4; Joseph Mitchell 4 3-4 15; Matthew Allmond 1 0-1 3; Jhase Davis 5 0-1 11; Omar Sotolongo 1 0-0 2; Rontrell Hills 4 1-2 12; Totals: 19 10-15 57.

McLennan: Kyle Brennon 2 0-1 5; Zarious Wilson 4 2-2 12; Chamar Hawkins 1 0-0 2; Hayden Hunter 4 2-2 10; Derrick Farquharson 3 0-2 6; Shannon Bogues 6 3-3 15; Isaiah Gurley 3 0-0 7; Jashawn Talton 4 0-1 8; David Johnson 0 0-0 0; Daniel Pinho Severo 2 5-6 9; Fred Jackson 2 3-4 7; Julius Palmer 6 1-1 13; Totals: 37 16-22 94.

3-pointers: Southwestern Christian 9 (Mitchell 4, Hills 3, Allmond 1, Davis 1), McLennan 4 (Wilson 2, Brennon 1, Gurley 1); Total fouls: Southwestern Christian 22, McLennan 17; Halftime score: McLennan 47, Southwestern Christian 31; Record: McLennan 29-1 (11-1).