Highlanders stomp Bossier Parish

Highlanders stomp Bossier Parish

The McLennan Highlanders defeated the Bossier Parish Cavaliers 101-58 on Wednesday night in the final tune up before the start of conference play.

The teams kept the score close through the first five minutes of play. McLennan led 13-0 with 14:53 remaining in the first half. The Highlanders extended the lead to six, 23-16, then used an 11-0 to break the game open. McLennan led by as many as 21 in the half and held the 48-30 advantage at the break.

The second half was much the same as McLennan continued to pull away.

Alex Mills led the Highlanders with 22 points, including six 3-pointers. Jalen Jones and Jeff Beverly scored 15 points each. Elijah Mayes added 13.

McLennan begins conference play on Saturday, traveling to Temple. The women's game begins at 2 p.m., followed by the men's game at 4 p.m.

Bossier Parish: Chantz Chambers 6 1-2 16; Ryan Coleman 2 0-0 4; Aldon Kelly Jr. 3 1-2 9; Antwine Baker 3 2-3 9; David Holmes 2 1-3 5; Kyle Gilbert 1 0-0 2; Greg Pollins 4 0-2 9; Daydrion Noel 1 0-0 2; Edens Jean Baptiste 1 0-0 2; Totals: 23 5-12 58

McLennan: Rashaan Surles 1 4-4 6;  Jalen Jones 6 2-3 15; Elijah Mayes 6 0-0 13; James Harrison 3 0-0 9; Alex Mills 7 0-0 22; Ricardo Artis 3 1-4 7; Jeff Beverly 6 3-4 15; Ben Brown-White 2 0-2 4; Aundre Jackson 1 0-0 2; Zach Charles 1 5-5 7; Totals: 39 15-22 101.

3-pointers: Bossier Parish 6 (Chambers 3, Kelly Jr. 1, Baker 1, Pollins 1), McLennan 12 (Mills 6, Harrison 3, Jones 1, Mayes 1, Beverly 1); Total fouls: Bossier Parish 17, McLennan 14; Halftime score: McLEnnan 48, Bossier Parish 30; Record: McLennan 15-3.