Highlanders cruise to easy victories in Joe White Classic

Highlanders cruise to easy victories in Joe White Classic

The McLennan Highlanders picked up two easy wins at the Joe White Classic hosted by Hill College.

On Friday, the Highlanders defeated Cornerstone Crossroads Academy 125-50. The Highlanders began the game on an 8-0 run and never looked back. McLennan took its first double-digit lead, 13-3, with 14:41 to play in the first half. The Highlanders continued to pull away and held the 57-33 advantage at the half. The second half was much the same as they cruised to the easy victory.

On Saturday, McLennan defeated God's Academy 135-81. Jeff Beverly led the Highlanders with 26 points. Ricardo Artis and Aundre Jackson added 22 and 21, respectively.

McLennan returns to action on Tuesday, hosting Navarro at 7 p.m.

McLennan 125, Cornerstone Crossroads 50

Cornerstone Crossroads: Solomon 2 1-2 6; Molina 1 0-0 2; Roberson 4 0-0 11; Simon 2 1-3 5; Martin 10 1-1 23; Brown 1 0-1 3; Totals: 20 3-7 50.

McLennan: Rashaan Surles 5 1-1 11; Jalen Jones 8 2-2 18; James Harrison 3 0-0 6; Alex Mills 5 3-5 14; Ricardo Artis 7 6-6 20; Jeff Beverly 8 0-0 16; Ben Brown-White 5 3-6 13; Aundre Jackson 9 1-3 19; Devon Washington 3 2-2 8; Totals 53 15-25 125.

3-pointers: Cornerstone Crossroads 7 (Roberson 3, Martin 2, Solomon 1, Brown 1), McLennan 1 (Mills 1); Total fouls: Cornerstone Crossroads 15; McLennan 12; Halftime score: McLennan 57, Cornerstone Crossroads 33; Record: McLennan 4-0.

McLennan 135, God's Academy 81

God's Academy: Orkoro 2 0-0 4; McDonald 2 5-12 10; Roberts 2 4-6 8; Garrett 5 1-2 13; Mastrom 2 0-0 4; Evans 1 0-1 2; Simon 8 5-5 21; Unknown Player 8 0-3 19; Totals: 30 15-29 81.

McLennan: Rashaan Surles 4 10-12 18; K.J. Boyd 2 0-0 6; Jalen Jones 4 1-1 10; James Harrison 1 0-0 2; Alex Mills 5 4-6 15; Ricardo Artis 8 6-11 22; Jeff Beverly 9 7-10 26; Ben Brown-White 5 2-4 11; Aundre Jackson 10 1-1 21; Devon Washington 1 2-3 4; Totals 49 32-46 135.

3-pointers: God's Academy 6 (Unknown 3, Garrett 2, McDonald 1), McLennan 5 ((Boyd 2, Jones 1, Mills 1, Beverly 1); Total fouls: God's Academy 28, McLennan 20; Fouled out: McLennan (Brown-White); Halftime score: McLennan 67, God's Academy 33; Record: McLennan 5-0.