Highlanders defeat Collin in regular season finale

Highlanders defeat Collin in regular season finale

The McLennan Highlanders defeated the Collin Cougars 68-58 in Wednesday night's conference finale at The Highlands. The Highlanders' 10-2 conference record earned the squad the North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference Championship and a top seed in the Region V Tournament.

Collin built an eight-point lead midway through the first half, 17-9. McLennan used a 10-2 run to tied the game at 19 with 6:17 on the clock. The Cougars took the lead on the next possession and extended it to five, 29-24. The Highlanders went on an 8-0 run to take the 27-24 advantage with 2:35 remaining in the half. Collin ended the half on a 6-2 run to take the one-point lead into the break, 30-29. 

McLennan took the first double-digit lead of the game, 52-42, with 10:21 remaining in the game. Collin cut the lead to five with 5:23, but the Highlanders pulled away down the stretch to seal the victory.

Shawn Prudhomme led the Highlanders with 13 points. Wayne Langston and Jalen Jones scored 12 points each. Deondre Ray added 10.

Both the Highlassies and Highlanders will compete in the Region V Tournament next week at Lubbock Christian University. Men's action gets underway on Wednesday and the women tip off on Thursday.

Collin: Barry McCary 0 1-3 1; Michael King 1 3-4 6; Stephen Buckner 6 2-2 17; Tyrone Davis 1 2-2 4; Bryon Miller 2 3-4 8; Joseph Gonzalez 1 1-2 3; Stefan Andelkovic 5 2-3 14; Josh Wilchcombe 1 3-4 5; Totals: 17 17-24 58.

McLennan: Ojai Black 0 0-2 2; D.J. Weathers 2 2-2 8; Jalen Jones 4 4-5 12; Austen Bradshaw 1 0-0 3; Shawn Prudhomme 5 1- 113; Deondre Ray 4 2-2 10; Tevin Hanner 2 4-6 8; John Savoy 0 2-2 2; Wayne Langston 4 4-7 12; Totals: 22 19-27 68.

3-pointers: Collin, 7 (Buckner 3, Andelkovic 2, King 1, Miller 1), McLennan 5 (Weathers 2, Prudhomme 2, Bradshaw 1); Total fouls: Collin 22, McLennan 20; Fouled out: Collin (Buckner); Halftime score: Collin 30, McLennan 29; Record: McLennan 27-3 (10-2).