Highlanders defeat Weatherford

Highlanders defeat Weatherford

The McLennan Highlanders defeated the Weatherford Coyotes 71-55 on Saturday afternoon at The Highlands.

Both teams started slow. Weatherford built a six-point lead at 15-9 with 7:54 remaining in the first half. McLennan took the 22-21 lead with a minute to play and held the 24-21 lead at halftime.

The Highlanders led 30-28 with just under 16 minutes on the clock. McLennan broke the game open with a 15-4 run over the next six minutes and continued to pull away as the team cruised to the win.

Wayne Langston led the Highlanders with 12. Deondre Ray and Tevin Hanner added 11 and 10, respectively. 

McLennan closes out the regular season on Wednesday, hosting Collin. The women's game begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men's game at 7:30 p.m.

Weatherford: Quentin Henderson 0 3-4 3; Chris Howard 2 0-0 5; Nolan Cass 4 0-0 12; Fadil Yacoubou 4 4-7 12; Kevin Franceschi 1 0-0 2; Juozas Balciunas 1 0-0 2; Tonko Vuko 3 1-2 7; Anthony Roberson 1 0-1 2; Sam Osina 2 2-2 7; Thaddeus Smith 1 1-2 3; Totals: 19 11-18 55.

McLennan: Ojai Black 0 5-6 5; D.J. Weathers 3 0-2 8; Jalen Jones 2 1-2 6; Austen Bradshaw 1 0-0 2; Shawn Prudhomme 4 1-2 9; Deondre Ray 4 2-4 11; Julius Foster 1 1-6 3; Tevin Hanner 4 2-6 10; John Savoy 2 1-2 5; Wayne Langston 4 4-7 12; Totals: 25 17-37 71.

3-pointers: Weatherford 6 (Cass 4, Howard 1, Osina 1), McLennan 4 (Weathers 2, Jones 1, Ray 1); Total fouls: Weatherford 24, McLennan 18; Fouled out: Weatherford (Henderson, Roberson); Halftime score: McLennan 24, Weatherford 21; Record: McLennan 26-3 (9-2).