Highlanders defeat Phantom Warriors

Highlanders defeat Phantom Warriors

The 23rd-ranked McLennan Highlanders traveled to Fort Hood Thursday evening to take on the Phantom Warriors and returned to Waco with an 86-55 victory. The win moves the Highlanders' record to 8-1 on the season.

The game was close in the first half with McLennan holding a one-point lead at intermission, 32-31. The Highlanders poured it on in the second half, outscoring the Phantom Warriors 54-24 to secure the 31-point victory.

Xavier Armstead led the Highlanders with 16 points, including four 3-pointers. Aaron Gregg and Jashawn Talton scored 15 points each, and Javen Hedgeman had 14. Jordan Skipper-Brown recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

The Highlanders will travel to Lancaster Tuesday for a contest with Cedar Valley at 3 p.m. in their final game before the Thanksgiving break.

McLennan 86, Fort Hood 55
McLennan: Aaron Gregg 6 1-4 15; Javen Hedgeman 3 7-8 14; Marquez Cooper 6 0 0-0 0; Xaiver Armstead 6 0-0 16; Antoine Banks 2 0-0 5; Garrett Shaw 8 0 0-2 0; Jashawn Talton 7 1-1 15; Dayante McClellan 1 2-2 4; Daniel Pinho Severo 1 1-2 3; Jordan Skipper-Brown 5 2-2 12; Sasa Vuksanvic 1 0-0 2; Totals: 31 14-21 86.

Fort Hood: Henderson 4 0-2 10; King 1 1-2 3; Moore 2 2-2 7; Elliott 2 0-0 5; Castillo 1 0-0 2; Willie 4 0-0 12; Mathis 1 2-2 4; Patterson 4 2-4 10; Pollard 1 0-0 2; Totals: 20 7-12 55.

3-pointers: McLennan 8 (Armstead 4, Gregg 2, Hedgeman 1, Banks 1), Fort Hood 8 (Willie 4, Henderson 2, Moore 1, Elliott 1); Totals fouls: McLennan 11, Fort Hood 19; Halftime score: McLennan 32, Fort Hood 31; Record: McLennan 8-1.