Highlanders fall in OT

Highlanders fall in OT

The McLennan Highlanders' winning streak came to an end with a 98-93 overtime loss to  Southern-Shreveport Jaguars in Shreveport.

The game was close throughout the first half with neither team holding more than a four-point lead. Shannon Bogues went 2-3 from the free throw line with 28 seconds left in the half to give McLennan the 46-44 lead at the break. 

Southern-Shreveport led 55-53 with 16:58 remaining in the second half. The Highlanders used a 15-0 run to pull away, taking the 68-55 lead with 12:24 seconds on the clock. The Jaguars chipped away at the lead and tied the game at 86 on a Dangelo McClinton 3-pointer with 28 seconds to play. Bogues drew a foul with 4 seconds to go but the ensuing free throw bounced off the iron and sent the game to overtime.

Turnovers plagued the Highlanders in the overtime period, allowing the Jaguars to pull away and secure the win.

Bogues led the Highlanders with 24 points. Zach Charles added 16. Jerami Grace and Aundre Jackson scored 13 each, and Alex Mills added 10.

Southern-Shreveport 95, McLennan 93
McLennan: Ben Nakwaasah 0 0-2 0; K.J. Boyd 1 0-0; Jerami Grace 5 0-0 13; Kaelen Malone 3 0-0 6; Shannon Bogues 9 4-8 24; Alex Mills 4 0-2 10; Brian Long 2 0-0 4; Aundre Jackson 6 1-2 12; Jalyn McKoy 3 0-0 6; Zach Charles 5 6-9 16; Totals: 38 10-21 93.

Southern-Shreveport: Amos Givan 5 0-1 10; Dangelo McClinton 7 11-12 29; Darion Jacobs 1 2-2 4; Derion Porchia 7 6-8 22; Martavious Washington 4 3-4 14; Jerry Murphy 1 0-0 3; Josh Loyd 3 1-1 7; Nykolas Dawson 2 5-6 9; Totals: 31 28-34 98.

3-pointers: McLennan 6 (Grace 3, Mills 2, Bogues 1), Souothern-Shreveport 10 (McClinton 4, Washington 3, Porchia 2, Murphy 1); Total fouls: McLennan 25, Southern-Shreveport 18; Fouled out: McLennan (Grace); Halftime score: McLennan 46, Southern-Shreveport 44; Record: McLennan 10-1.