Highlanders remain undefeated

Highlanders remain undefeated

The McLennan Highlanders moved to 14-0 on the season with a 103-92 win over the Eastfield Harvesters on Monday night in Mesquite. 

McLennan started the game sluggish, allowing Eastfield to build a 14-4 lead with 15:38 to play in the first half. The Highlanders fought back, taking the 31-30 advantage with 5:11 to go. The teams traded the lead the rest of the half, but the Harvesters came out on top, 41-40, at the break.

Eastfield extended the lead to six early in the second half. McLennan rallied to take the 60-59 lead with 12:18 to play in the game. The teams kept it close for the next six minutes. The Highanders began to pull away and took its first double-digit lead at 82-72 with 5:30 to go. The Harvesters cut the lead to seven several times down the stretch but were unable to pull any closer.

Freshman Jalen Jones and sophomore Wayne Langston led McLennan with 16 points each. Sophomore Tevin Hanner recorded a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Sophomores Shawn Prudhomme and Deondre Ray scored 12 and 11 points, respectively.

The Highlanders and Harvesters will face off again at noon on Saturday at The Highlands.

McLennan: Ojai Black 3 34 9; D.J. Weathers 3 0-0 7; Jalen Jones 4 8-10 16; Austen Bradshaw 1 2-2 4; Shawn Prudhomme 5 2-2 12; Deondre Ray 3 2-3 11; Julius Foster 3 0-0 6; Tevin Hanner 3 7-10 13; Joe Lundy 3 3-5 9; Wayne Langston 7 2-3 16; Totals: 35 30-36 103.

Eastfield: Josh Shockey 2 0-0 6; Andrew Maxie 4 2-3 11; D.J. Jordan 5 7-12 20; Anthony Gonzales 4 0-0 10; Quinton Jones 2 0-0 5; Kendrick Fugett-Sanders 0 0-2 0; Sheldon Yearwood 6 3-6 15; Walter Bell 1 0-0 2; Calvin Ward 1 0-0 2; Brendan Chapman 1 1-1 3; Ricardo Artis 7 3-6 18; Delcio Ucuahamba 0 0-2 0; Totals: 33 16-32 92.

3-pointers: McLennan 3 (Weathers 1, Ray 2), Eastfield 6 (Gonzales 2, Maxie 1, Jordan 1, Jones 1, Artis 1); Total fouls: McLennan 21, Eastfield 27; Halftime score: Eastfield 41, McLennan 40. Record: McLennan 14-0.