Highlanders bounce back into win column at Ford Hood

Highlanders bounce back into win column at Ford Hood

The McLennan Highlanders bounced back into the win column with a 73-65 victory over the Fort Hood Phantom Warriors on the road.

The Highlanders built a 35-29 lead at the end of the first half and held off the Phantom Warriors in the second half by outscoring them 38-36.

Xavier Armstead led McLennan with 18 points and Garrett Shaw added 14.
McLennan travels to Snyder for the Western Texas Classic Friday and Saturday.

McLennan: Javen Hedgeman 1 3-4 5; Jimmie Kelly 1 0-0 3; Mike Adewunmi 0 4-6 4; Xavier Armstead 5 5-6 18; Casey Armour 0 1-2 1; Garrett Shaw 5 0-0 14; Devyn Brewton 3 2-2 8; Dayante McClellan 2 0-0 4; Willie Thomas 2 0-2 4; Jordan Skipper-Brown 3 1-4 7; Ja'Lyn Banks 1 3-3 5; Totals: 23 19-29 73.
 
Fort Hood: Zachery 1 2-2 4; Pittman 0 0-0 0; Harris 6 3-5 17; Tardy 1 0-0 3; Rodriguez 1 0-0 2; Francis 0 2-2 2; Ruffin 2 2-2 6; Duncan 5 3-4 13; Little 4 3-4 14; Hassel 0 4-4 4; Totals: 20 19-23 65.
 
3-pointers: McLennan 8 (Shaw 4, Armstead 3, Kelly 1), Fort Hood 6 (Hassel 3, Harris 2, Tardy 1); Total fouls: McLennan 24, Fort Hood 22; Halftime score: McLennan 35, Fort Hood 29; Record: McLennan 7-1.