Highlanders fall short against Western Texas

Highlanders fall short against Western Texas

The McLennan Highlanders came up a little short in their rematch with Western Texas, falling to the Westerners 80-74 in Snyder.

McLennan built a three-point lead at the end of the first half, 38-35, but Western Texas outscored the Highlanders 45-36 in the second half to steal the win.

Javen Hedgeman led the Highlanders with 20 points including four 3-pointers. Mike Adewunmi and Xavier Armstead scored 17 and 14, receptively.

McLennan will host Cedar Valley for a men's and women's basketball doubleheader Tuesday afternoon in the final games before the Thanksgiving holiday. The Highlanders and Suns will tipoff at 3 p.m., followed by the Highlassies and Lady Suns at 5 p.m.

McLennan: Javen Hedgeman 8 0-0 20; Mike Adewunmi 6 4-5 17; Xavier Armstead 6 0-0 14; Casey Armour 1 0-0 2; Garrett Shaw 3 1-2 9; Dayante McClellan 2 1-2 5; Willie Thomas 0 0-0 0; Jordan Skipper-Brown 3 1-2 7; Totals: 29 7-11 74.
 
Western Texas: Miles McDougal 5 1-2 13; Leland Kirkendoll 0 2-2 2; Jevon Brown 1 1-1 3; James Johnson 3 4-4 10; Nehemie Wa Kabeya 0 0-0 0; James Edwards 2 0-0 4; Sindou Diallo 4 1-1 9; Nigel Allen 8 0-1 22; Steven Allison 2 1-2 7; Johnnie Jones 3 1-1 7; Frederic Bikoi Yana 1 0-0 3; Totals: 29 11-14 80.
 
3-pointers: McLennan 9 (Hedgeman 4, Armstead 2, Shaw 2, Adewunmi 1), Western Texas 11 (Allen 6, Allison 2, McDougal 2, Yana 1); Total fouls: McLennan 13, Western Texas15; Halftime score: McLennan 38, Western Texas 35; Record: McLennan 8-2.