Highlanders drop close game to Rebels

Highlanders drop close game to Rebels

The McLennan Highlanders fell to the Hill Rebels 63-60 in the final minute of the game.
 
It was all McLennan to start the game as the Highlanders came out fired up and ready to play. Lorenzo Anderson began the scoring with a floater less than 30 second into the game which ignited a 14-0 start for McLennan. Hill finally found the basket on a Cameron Bush layup with 15:12 to play in the first half. The Highlanders extended the lead to 15 on a Rayquan Brown 3-pointer from the elbow with 14:36 on the clock, 17-2. Hill got back in the game with an 11-0 run to cut the lead to four, 17-13, with just under nine minutes to go in the half. McLennan led by one, 21-20, with 5:08 on the clock. The Highlanders ended the half on an 11-0 run including five points from Anderson and capped off by an Isaiah Wyatt bucket just before the buzzer to hold the 32-21 advantage at the break.
 
It appeared that McLennan was working to put the game away early in the second half as the squad extended the lead to 16, 48-32, with 13:31 to play. Hill began another rally and pulled within six with 6:31 to go, 56-50. A Chris Murry 3-pointer with 4:41 remaining on the clock would pull the Rebels within three, and a pair of Cameron Bush free throws made it a one-point game, 58-57. A Tre Thomas fast-break layup put McLennan up by three but Hill's Trajan Snell quickly tied the game at 60 with a 3-pointer from the top of key with two minutes to play. Another Cameron Bush bucket with a one minute to go gave Hill the 62-60 lead. The Rebel's Trajan Snell added a free throw to make it 63-60 with 10 seconds to play.
 
Tre Thomas and Lorenzo Anderson scored 14 points each to lead the Highlanders, and Isaiah Wyatt added 12.

Hill 63, McLennan 60
Hill:
Trajan Snell3 1-2 9; Bol Tong 2 0-0 4; Joshua Norton 3 3-5 11; Chris Murry 3 0-0 8; Chase Lane 0 0-0 0; Cameron Bush 6 2-2 15; Tyler Kinghorn 1 0-0 2; Noah Jordan 2 1-1 6; Amiri Waddell 3 0-1 7; Quiny Tjon Affo 0 0-0 0; Ryan Frank-Brook 0 1-2 1; Totals 23 8-13 63.
 
McLennan: Akili Vining 1 0-0 3; Lorenzo Anderson 5 3-5 14; Cameron Copeland 0 0-0 0; Chris Pryor 2 0-0 5; Rayquan Brown 2 0-0 5; Tre Thomas 5 2-2 14; Asare Otchere 2 3-4 7; Isaiah Wyatt 4 2-2 12; Tyrese Taylor 0 0-0 0; Totals: 21 10-13 60.
 
3-pointers: Hill 9 (Snell 2, Norton 2, Murry 2, Bush 1, Jordan 1, Waddell 1), McLennan 8 (Thomas 2, Wyatt 2, Vining 1, Anderson 1, Pryor 1, Brown 1); Total fouls: Hill 16, McLennan 8; Halftime score: McLennan 32, Hill 21; Record: McLennan 10-9 (1-2).