Highlanders defeat Richland

Highlanders defeat Richland

The McLennan Highlanders defeated the Richland Thunderducks 70-56 Saturday afternoon in Dallas

McLennan struggled offensively to being the game, allowing Richland to build a 24-11 lead with 11:40 remaining in the first half. The Highlanders found their rhythm and used a 21-2 run to take the 32-26 lead with 2:12 to go. The Thunderducks ended the half on a 5-0 run to cut the lead to one at the break, 32-31.

The game remained close through the first 17 minutes of the second half. McLennan led 57-56 with 3:39 to play. The Highlanders ended the game on a 13-0 run to seal the win.

Jerami Grace led McLennan with 19 points and Aundre Jackson addd 15. Shannon Bogues and Zach Charles scored 14 and 11, respectively.

McLennan 70, Richland 56
McLennan: Ben Nakwaasah 0 1-2 1; K.J. Boyd 1 0-0 2; Jerami Grace 7 2-2 19; Shannon Bogues 5 3-4 14; Brian Long 4 0-0 8; Aundre Jackson 5 4-4 15; Zach Charles 4 3-4 11; Totals: 26 13-18 70.

Richland: Terrance Cooper 3 0-0 9; C.J. Winzer 1 0-0 2; Adrian Edwards 5 0-0 10; Jacques Stephenson 3 1-2 7; Zac Graves 2 3-4 7; Jordan Francis 5 5-11 18; Camden Craddock 1 0-0 3; Totals: 20 9-17 56.

3-pointers: McLennan 5 (Grace 3, Bogues 1, Jackson 1), Richland 7 (Francis 3, Te. Cooper 3, Craddock 1); Total fouls: McLennan 17, Richland 14; Halftime score: McLennan 32, Richland 31; Record: McLennan 13-1.