Highlanders top Strength N Motion

Highlanders top Strength N Motion

The McLennan Highlanders closed out the opening day of the McLennan Classic with an 85-63 victory over Strength N Motion.
 
Strength N Motion started strong, opening on a 4-0 run and holding the six-point lead at 13-7 with 14:07 to play in the first half. McLennan used a 7-0 run capped off by an and one opportunity by Justin Wilson to take its first lead at 15-13. The Highlanders extended the lead to six before Strength N Motion rallied to take the 27-26 lead with 6:18 to go before the break. McLennan ended the half on a 10-0 run to hold the 36-27 advantage at intermission.
 
The Highlanders took their first double-digit lead on a Chris Pryor drive in the lane to start the second half, 38-27. Strength N Motion rallied to get within seven with 17:14 remaining in the game but McLennan pulled away and continued to increase its lead as the minutes ticked by.
 
Justin Wilson led McLennan with 20 points and Rommell Williams added 15.

McLennan 85, Strength N Motion 63
Strength N Motion: Zaiden LeCroy Liam Canty 3 2-4 8; Corey Jackson 0 3-4 3; Nasir Hammonds 2 2-2 6; Don Escobar 4 2-2 12; Joshua Williford 4 4-6 12; Corey Morales 2 1-1 7; Dayland Chandler 0 0-0 0; Jaylan Streeter 2 4-7 8; Jarrad Hall 0 0-1 0; Darryl Scott 0 0-0 0; Johnson 2 0-2 5; Rupee Kolawole 1 0-1 2; Totals: 20 16-28 63.
 
McLennan: Forte Prater 0 0-0 0; Dillon Gooding 1 2-4 4; CJ Hall 2 2-2 7; Rommell Williams 6 2-2 15; Anthony Simmons 1 0-2 2; Jayce Wright 1 1-2 3; Nehemiah Nuckolls 3 1-4 7; Chris Pryor 2 0-0 5; Ahmad Watkins 0 2-2 2; Antonio Patterson 0 2-2 2; Khalif Allim 3 1-1 7; Cortland Blake 1 0-0 2; Kirk Smith Jr. 1 1-2 3; Javani Brown 2 1-1 5; Justin Wilson 9 2-7 20; Totals: 32 17-31 85.
 
3-pointers: Strength N Motion 7 (Escobar 2, Morales 2, Hammonds 2, Johnson 1), McLennan 3 (Hall 1, Williams 1, Pryor 1); Total fouls: Strength N Motion 31, McLennan 18; Fouled out: (Hall); Halftime: McLennan 36, Strength N Motion 27; Record: McLennan 3-0.