Highlanders remain undefeated

Highlanders remain undefeated

The McLennan Highlanders moved to 10-0 on the season with an 88-84 win over the Blinn Buccaneers on Wednesday night in Brenham.

McLennan jumped out to the 12-8 lead less than four minutes into the game. Blinn responded with an 11-0 run to take the 19-12 lead midway through the half. The Highlanders cut the lead to two with 2:26 to play in the half. The Buccaneers ended the half on a 6-3 run to take the 42-35 advantage at the break. 

The Highlanders came out on fire in the second half, taking the 50-49 lead with 15:22 remaining in the game. Blinn regained the lead on the next possession and extended it to six. McLennan rallied to take the 67-66 lead with just over seven minutes to go. The Highlanders led 82-78 with 1:42 on the clock. The Buccaneers cut the lead to two with 2.1 seconds to go. Sophomore D.J. Weathers drained two free throws in the final second to seal the win.

Sophomore Tevin Hanner led McLennan with 17 points and 13 rebounds. Weathers scored 15. Freshman Jalen Jones added 14 and sophomore Wayne Langston scored 11.

The Highlanders return to action in the Bossier Parrish (La.) Classic on Friday, taking on Bossier Parrish at 8 p.m.

McLennan: Ojai Black 1 7-8 9; D.J. Weathers 4 5-6 15; Jalen Jones 6 2-5 14; Shawn Prudhomme 3 1-2 8; Deondre Ray 1 0-0 2; Julius Foster 1 0-0 2; Tevin Hanner 7 3-6 17; Joe Lundy 3 2-2 6; Wayne Langston 3 5-5 11; Totals: 29-25-35 88.

Blinn: Cornell Barnett 5 3-4 13; Jalan McCloud 3 1-22 9; Lionheart Leslie 2 2-2 6; Macari Brooks 5 2-6 12; Jourdan Stickler 3 4-4 12; Eddie Alcantara 3 0-0 8; Jacoby Green 1 0-0 6; Broderick Harris 4 0-0 8; Roderick Harris 4 4-6 13; Totals: 30 16-22 84.

3-pointers: McLennan 3 (Weathers 2,  Prudhomme 1), Blinn 6 (Stickler 2, McCloud 1, Alcantara 1, Green 1, Harris 1); Total fouls: McLennan 20, Blinn 29; Fouled out: McLennan (Hanner), Blinn (Leslie); Halftime score: Blinn 42, McLennan 35; Record: McLennan 10-0.