Highlanders top Temple

Highlanders top Temple

The McLennan Highlanders improved to 15-2 overall and 9-2 in conference play with a 101-95 victory over the Temple Leopards on the road tonight in Temple.
 
It was a tight game from start to finish. McLennan led 55-51 at halftime and outscored the Leopards 46-66 in the second half to secure the six-point win. Six Highlanders scored in double figures. Maurice Harvey led the way with 25 points including three 3-pointers. Chris Pryor scored 18 points while Dillon Gooding and Kirk Smith Jr. scored 14 points each. Gooding knocked down four from 3-point range while Smith Jr. grabbed 14 rebounds to record the double double. Rayquan Brown added 11 points and Asare Otchere added 10.

McLennan 101, Temple 95
McLennan: Dillon Gooding 4 2-2 11; Amani Harris 0 0-0 0; Maurice Harvey7 8-10 25; Nehemiah Nuckolls 2 0-0 4; Chris Pryor 5 7-8 18; Rayquan Brown 3 5-7 11; Diego Gonzalez 2 0-0 5; Isaiah Placide 0 0-0 0; Asare Otchere 5 0-1 10; Kirk Smith Jr. 5 4-6 14; Totals: 33 26-34 101.
 
Temple: Tyler Watkins 3 1-1 8; Davion Sargent-Young 2 7-8 13; Brandon Monroe4 3-3 15; Kristopher O'Neal 1 0-0 3; Khouri Perkins 1 0-0 2; Tawab Kokumo 1 0-0 2; Sherrod Whitley 2 0-0 6; Mawien 3 4-6 11; Aleu Aleu 9 5-6 27; Maison Adeleye 3 1-1 8; Totals: 29 21-25 95.
 
3-pointers: McLennan 9 (Gooding 4, Harvey 3, Pryor 1, Gonzalez 1), Temple 16 (Monroe 4, Aleu 4, Sargent-Young 2, Whitley 2, Watkins 1, O'Neal 1, Mawein 1, Adeleye 1); Total fouls: McLennan 22, Temple 21; Fouled out: McLennan (Gonzalez), Temple (Sargent-Young); Halftime score: McLennan 55, Temple, 51); Record: McLennan 15-2 (9-2).