Highlanders fall to Odessa

Highlanders fall to Odessa

The McLennan Highlanders fell to the Odessa Wranglers 93-76 this afternoon in the seminal round of the Region V Tournament in Brownwood. 

McLennan opened the game on a 4-0 run. The game was tied at 6 with 16 minutes remaining in the first half. Odessa used a 7-0 run over the next three minutes to take the 13-6 lead. The Highlanders cut the lead to five a of couple times but the Wranglers pulled away down the stretch and led by 10 at halftime, 37-27.

Odessa proved to be too much for McLennan in the second half. The Wranglers led by 20, their largest lead of the game, with 8:06 remaining in the game. The Highlanders trimmed the lead to 11 with 5:13 to go but were unable to pull any closer.

Jerami Grace led the Highlanders with 21 points. Aundre Jackson recorded a double double with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Shannon Bogues added 15 points.

Odessa: Evan Taylor 4 6-10 15; Louis Adams 8 6-7 23; Jackie Davis 0 1-2 1; Donovan Fields 2 6-6 11; Larry Lewis 2 1-2 3; Devin Davis 5 8-8 19; Tyree Robinson 2 0-0 4; Ismael Johnson 1 0-0 2; Traylin Farris 2 7-8 11; Totals: 26 35-43 93.

McLennan: Ben Nakwaasah 1-2 3; Antonio Wade 3 0-0 8; K.J. Boyd 1 0-0 2; Jerami Grace 5 8-8 21; Shannon Bogues 5 2-2 15; Brian Long 1 0-0 3; Aundre Jackson 6 5-8 10; Zach Charles 1 0-1 2; Fred Jackson 1 2-3 4; Totals: 24 18-24 76.

3-pointers: Odessa 6 (Lewis 2, Taylor 1, Fields 1, D. Davis 1, Adams 1), McLennan 10 (Grace 3, Bogues 3, Wade 2, A. Jackson 1, Long 1); Total fouls: Odessa 23, McLennan 30; Fouled out: Odessa (Robinson), McLennan (F. Jackson, Charles); Halftime score: Odessa 37, McLennan 27; Record: McLennan 27-5 (10-2).