Highlanders defeat Houston, Southern-Shreveport in McLennan Subway Classic

Highlanders defeat Houston, Southern-Shreveport in McLennan Subway Classic

The McLennan Highlanders demolished the Houston Eagles, 92-44, Friday night in the McLennan Subway Classic at The Highlands.

McLennan opened the game on a 9-0 run and never looked back. The Highlanders pulled away early, taking their first double-digit lead at 15-5 with 14:32 to play in the first half. McLennan led 49-19 at halftime and continued to cruise in the second half.

Fred Jackson led the Highlanders with 17 points. Shannon Bogues and Isiah Gurley scored 14 points each. Julius Palmer and Chamar Hawkins added 12 points each.

On Saturday, the Highlanders closed out the two-day tournament with a 91-66 victory over the Southern-Shreveport Jaguars.

McLennan's Shannon Bogues drained a 3-pointer less than 20 seconds into the game. Southern-Shreveport took the lead at 4-3 with 18:07 to play in the first half and led by as many as eight down the stretch. The Highlanders began to chip away late in the half and took the 35-32 lead with just over five minutes remaining before the break. McLennan led 46-39 at halftime. The Highlanders opened the second half on a 17-3 run to put the game away.

Gurley led McLennan with 20 points. Bogues, Zarious Wilson and Daniel Pinho Severo scored 16 points each. Jackson added 10.

McLennan 92, Houston 44
Houston: Troy James 3 1-1 8; D'Andre Land 1 2-2 4; Jakayla Jackson 4 0-0 11; Darryl Thomas Jr. 1 1-1 3; Dylan Owens 0 0-0 0; Cristian Alaekwe 3 0-1 7; Deshaun Smith 3 0-0 6; Mouhamadou Faye 1 3-5 5; Ben Bliss 0 0-0 0; Totals: 16 7-10 44.

McLennan: Kyle Brennon 1 0-1 3; Zarious Wilson 1 2-2 4; Chamar Hawkins 5 2-2 12; Hayden Hunter 1 3-4 5; Derrick Farquharson 1 4-4 6; Shannon Bogues 5 2-2 14; Isaiah Gurley 5 2-2 14; David Johnson 1 0-0 2; Daniel Pinho Severo 0 3-4 3; Fred Jackson 7 4-4 17; Julius Palmer 3 6-6 12; Totals: 29 28-31 92.

3-pointers: Houston 6 (Jackson 3, James 2, Alaekwe 1), McLennan 6 (Bogues 2, Gurley 2, Brennon 1, Jackson 1; Total fouls: Houston 28, McLennan 22; Fouled out: Houston (Owens, Alaekwe, Bliss); Halftime score: McLennan 49, Houston 19; Record: McLennan 2-0.

McLennan 91, Southern-Shreveport 66
Southern-Shreveport: Trelance Scott 0 3-4 3; Zachary Taylor 3 4-5 10; Johnell Lane 4 0-3 8; Darrion Jacobs 0 1-2 1; Herbert Artkins 1 0-0 3; Lyntravious Gipson 5 3-5 13; Martavious Washington 2 0-0 5; Darrell Thomas 4 5-7 13; D'Angelo Smith 4 0-2 8; Tyron Wire 1 0-0 2; Totals: 24 13-23 66.

McLennan: Kyle Brennon 1 0-0 3; Zarious Wilson 6 0-0 16; Hayden Hunter 0 2-2; Derrick Farquharson 2 0-0 4; Shannon Bogues 5-5 16; Isaiah Gurley 7 5-8 20; David Johnson 1 0-0 2; Daniel Pinho Severo 5 6-9 16; Fred Jackson 3 4-4 10; Julius Palmer 1 0-0 2; Totals: 31 22-28 91.

3-pointers: Southern-Shreveport 5 (Gipson 3, Artkins 1, Washington 1), McLennan 7 (Wilson 4, Brennon 1, Bogues 1, Gurley 1); Total fouls: Southern-Shreveport 26, McLennan 24; Fouled out: Southern-Shreveport (Artkins), McLennan (Jackson, Palmer); Halftime score: McLennan 46, Southern-Shreveport 39; Record: McLennan 3-0.