Highlanders defeat Temple

Highlanders defeat Temple

The McLennan Highlanders defeated the Temple Leopards 87-72 on Saturday afternoon in their conference opener.

The teams traded baskets for the first nine minutes of play, with McLennan holding the 18-17 lead with 11:26 remaining in the half. The Highlanders broke the game open with a 14-0 run over the next three minutes and held the 45-33 advantage at halftime. 

McLennan kept Temple at bay in the second half, never letting the lead fall below 10 points. 

Freshman Jalen Jones led the Highlanders with 14 points and sophomore Wayne Langston added 13. Sophomores Shawn Prudhomme and John Savoy scored 10 points each.

McLennan returns to action on Wednesday, traveling to Ranger. The women's game begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men's game at 7:30 p.m.

McLennan 87, Temple 72
Temple: Keyunta Watkins 3 0-0 8; Joe Jackson 2 6-9 11; K. Terrel Jackson 2 2-2 8; Ray Edwards 1 1-3 3; Brandon Thompson 3 7-7 14; Ernest Maize 7 1-1 14; Deondre Logan 4 1-3 11; Shawn Gulley 0 2-2 2; Totals: 23 20-28 72.

McLennan: Ojai Black 3 0-2 6; D.J. Weathers 2 0-0 4; Jalen Jones 5 2-4 14; Austen Bradshaw 1 3-4 6; Shawn Prudhomme 3 4-6 10; Deondre Ray 3 3-3 9; Julius Foster 2 0-2 4; Tevin Hanner 2 2-2 6; Joe Lundy 1 0-0 3; Jalin Leblanc 1 0-0 2; John Savoy 3 4-4 10; Wayne Langston 6 1-2 13; Totals: 31 18-29 87.

3-pointers: Temple 7 (Watkins 2, Logan 2, J. Jackson 1, K. Jackson 1, Thompson 1), McLennan 5 (Jones 2, Bradshaw 1, Ray 1, Lundy 1); Total fouls: Temple 22, McLennan 23; Fouled out: Temple (K. Jackson); Halftime score: McLennan 45, Temple 33; Record: McLennan 18-1 (1-0).