Highlanders top Eastfield

Highlanders top Eastfield

The McLennan Highlanders defeated the Eastfield Harvesters 107-95 Wednesday night at The Highlands. 

The first half was reminiscent of a 3-point contest as the two teams combined to make 13 shots from beyond the arc. McLennan led by nine several times down the stretch and held the 51-45 advantage at the half.

The Highlanders opened the second half on a 4-0 run to take the first double-digit lead, 55-45, with 17:56 remaining in the game. McLennan built a 16-point lead, 68-52, with 15 minutes to go. Eastfield rallied, cutting the lead to three, 77-74, midway through the half. McLennan extended the lead back to 10, 96-86, with just over four minutes to play and the Harvesters were unable to pull any closer. 

Jerami Grace led the Highlanders with 31 points. Zach Charles recorded a double double with 21 points and 13 rebounds. Aundre Jackson added 20. Ben Nakwassah and K.J. Boyd scored 11 points each. 

McLennan 107, Eastfield 95
Eastfield: Tevin Corprew 9 4-10 22; Danzel Whitemon 3 1-2 7; Tre Anderson 7 2-3 17; Derrick Aimes 2 2-2 7; Ed Williams 8 0-0 23; Din Androk 3 1-2 10; Myron Wright 1 0-1 2; Donald McBride 1 2-2 5; Aaron Miller 1 0-0 2; Totals: 35 12-22 95.

McLennan: Ben Nakwaasah 4 2-4 11; Antonio Wade 0 3-4 3; K.J. Boyd 1 9-11 11; Jerami Grace 9 10-12 31; Kaelen Malone 1 0-0 3; Justin Bartie 1 2-2 5; Aundre Jackson 5 9-10 20; Zach Charles 7 7-11 21; Fred Jackson 0 2-2 2; Totals: 28 44-47 107.

3-pointers: Eastfield 13 (Williams 7, Androk 3, Anderson 1, Aimes 1, McBride 1), McLennan 7 (Grace 3, Nakwaasah 1, Malone 1, Bartie 1, Jackson 1); Total fouls: Eastfield  35, McLennan 21; Fouled out: Eastfield (Whitemon), Halftime score: McLennan 51, Eastfield 45; Record: McLennan 21-1.