Highlanders fall to Southern-Shreveport

Highlanders fall to Southern-Shreveport

In a game that came down to the final possession, the McLennan Highlanders fell to the Southern-Shreveport Jaguars 63-60.

Southern-Shreveport opened the game on a 10-1 run as McLennan struggled to find an offensive rhythm. The Highlanders fought back, tying the game at 21 with 4:53 to play in the first half. The Jaguars led 32-30 at the break.

The game remained close throughout the second half. Southern-Shreveport extended the lead to seven, 43-36, with 15:55 to play. McLennan tied the game at 49 with just over eight minutes to go. The Jaguars pulled away down the stretch, extending the lead to six with a minute left on the clock, and the Highlanders were unable to recover.

Jeff Beverly and Aundre Jackson led the Highlanders with 18 points each.

McLennan: K.J. Boyd 0 0-2 0; Jalen Jones 2 0-1 4; James Harrison 2 0-1 4; Alex Mills 4 2-2 13; Ricardo Artis 3 0-0 6; Jeff Beverly 6 6-7 18; Aundre Jackson 7 4-5 18; Devon Washington 0 1-2 1; Totals: 22 13-19 60.

Southern-Shreveport: DeMarcus Emanuel 1 1-2 3; Amos Givan 5 0-2 10; Dangelo McClinton 3 5-6 12; Xarrius Larry 1 0-0 3; Derion Porchie 1 0-0 3; Patrick Smith 4 0-0 8; Dontario McNeal 2 1-2 6; Demaune Dugas 1 0-0 3; David Hardin 1 0-2 2; Nykolas Dawson 7 0-3 14; Totals: 26 7-17 63.

3-pointers: McLennan 3 (Mills 3), Southern-Shreveport 4 (McClinton 1, Larry 1, McNeal 1, Dugas 1); Total fouls: McLennan 17, Southern-Shreveport 15; Halftime score: Southern-Shreveport 32, McLennan 30; Record: McLennan 9-2.