Highlanders hold on for victory over Bossier Parish

Highlanders hold on for victory over Bossier Parish

The McLennan Highlanders moved to 7-1 on the season with a 78-70 victory over the Bossier Parish Cavaliers Tuesday evening at The Highlands. It was a tough physical game with a horde of fouls.

The Highlanders opened the game on a hot streak. Javen Hedgemen put McLennan on the board with a 3-pointer from the elbow less than 20 seconds into the contest. The Highlanders rattled off a 15-3 run to start the game and built a 12-point lead with 15:50 to play in the first half. Bossier Parish began to rally and tied the game at 16 midway through the half. The teams see-sawed the lead for the next three minutes. McLennan led 22-21 with 7:11 to go in the half. The Highlanders used an 8-0 run to break the game open and led 38-28 at the half.

Bossier Parish opened the second half fired up and tied the game at 42 with 15:32 remaining in the game. The two teams traded the lead down the stretch. The Cavaliers led by four, 62-58, with 6:48 to play. The Highlanders used a 15-1 run to take a 10-point lead, 73-63, with just over three minutes remaining and put the game away.

Jashawn Talton led the Highlanders with 17 points. Javen Hedgeman and Antoine Banks added 13 and 11, respectively.

McLennan 78, Bossier Parish 70
Bossier Parish: Tim Collins 6 2-2 17; Desmond McDaniel 6 3-5 18; Devion Dunbar 3 4-4 11; David Williams 0 1-2 1; Jason Holliday 3 5-11 13; Brandon Moore 3 4-7 10; Totals: 21 19-31 70.

McLennan: Aaron Gregg 2 4-4 9; Javen Hedgeman 4 4-4 13; Marquez Cooper 0 2-2 2; Xaiver Armstead 3 2-4 9; Antoine Banks 3 3-3 11; Jashawn Talton 6 5-7 17; Dayante McClellan 1 1-2 3; Jordan Skipper-Brown 3 2-4 8; Sasa Vuksanvic 2 2-3 6; Totals: 24 25-33 78.

3-pointers: Bossier Parish 9 (Collins 3, McDaniel 3, Dunbar 1), McLennan 5 (Banks 2, Gregg 1, Hedgeman 1, Armstead 1); Total fouls: Bossier Parish 29, McLennan 23; Fouled out: Bossier Parish (Muhammed), McLennan (Skipper Brown); Halftime score: McLennan 38, Bossier Parish 28; Record: McLennan 7-1.