Highlanders cruise over Wildcats

Highlanders cruise over Wildcats

Loyalty Prep was no match for McLennan tonight at The Highlands as the Highlanders cruised to a 88-68 victory over the Wildcats.
 
The game was close through the first 10 minutes of play as the Wildcats hung with the Highlanders for the first nine minutes of play with strong shooting from behind the 30-point arc. McLennan led by two, 21-19, with 11:19 to play in the first half. The Highlanders began pulling away with an 18-2 run over the next five minutes. McLennan led by as many as 22 down the stretch and held the 50-34 lead at the break.
 
The second half was much the same. Loyalty Prep trimmed the lead to 13 early in the half but that would prove to be as close as the Wildcats could get.
 
Asare Otchere led the way for McLennan with 14 points. Rayquan Brown and Isaiah Placide scored 12 and 10, respectively.
 
McLennan will close out conference play Saturday against Grayson at The Highlands. Women's action will tip off at 2 p.m., followed by the men's game at 4 p.m.
 
Loyalty Prep: Bouarifi 0 0-0 0; De La Rosa 7 0-0 18; Juarez 2 2-2 8; Cvetkovic7 4-5 21; Franlys 0 0-0 0; Dage 3 0-0 9; Vojil 4 2-2 12; Totals: 23 8-9 68.
 
McLennan: Damarni Velinor-Schumann 3 0-0 7; Dillon Gooding 3 2-2 9; Amani Harris 0 0-0 0; Maurice Harvey 1 0-0 3; Anthony Simmons 3 0-0 6; Nehemiah Nuckolls 3 0-1 6; Chris Pryor 4 0-0 9; Rayquan Brown 6 0-0 12; Diego Gonzalez 2 0-0 4; Isaiah Placide 3 3-5 10; Asare Otchere 7 0-0 14; Ja'Kyrie Robinson 2 0-0 5; Kirk Smith Jr. 1 0-0 2; Sudi McElroy 0 0-0 ; Jordan Okonji 0 1-2 1; Totals: 38 6-10 88.
 
3-pointers: Loyalty Prep 14 (De La Rosa 4, Dage 3, Cvetkovic 3, Juarez 2, Vojil 2), McLennan 6 (Schumann 1, Gooding 1, Harvey 1, Pryor 1, Placide 1, Robinson 1); Total fouls: Loyalty Prep 9, McLennan 11; Halftime score: McLennan 50, Loyalty Prep 34; Record: McLennan 17-3 (10-3).