The McLennan Highlanders walloped the Southwestern Christian Rams on the road.

The McLennan Highlanders walloped the Southwestern Christian Rams on the road.

The McLennan Highlanders walloped the Southwestern Christian Rams on the road.
 
The teams traded the lead for the first seven minutes of play and were tied at 10 with 12:52 to go in the first half. Southwestern Christian took a four-point lead at 14-10 off back-to-back buckets by Claven Wilson. McLennan responded with a 12-0 run highlighted by seven points from Dillon Gooding to take the 22-14 lead with 7:37 to go in the first half. The Highlanders continued to dominate as they held the Rams to just three free throws over the next four plus minutes of play to build a 13-point lead at 30-17 with 3:1 to go in the half. Southwestern Christian cut the lead back to 11 but four free throws from Chris Pryor closed out the half giving McLennan the 15-point advantage, 36-21.
 
McLennan led by 18, 44-26, with 16:30 remaining in the game. The Rams' Isaiah Wyatt hit back-to-back 3-pointers and tacked on a pair of free throws to pull Southwestern Christian within 10 with 14:01 to go, 44-34. The Highlanders found their rhythm again and rattled off a 15-0 run to extend the lead to 25 at 59-34 with 8:47 to play. McLennan continued to roll down the stretch to secure the easy victory.
 
Chris Pryor led the Highlanders with 14 points. Dillon Gooding and Forte Prater added 13 and 11, respectively.

McLennan 76, Southwestern Christian 46
McLennan: Forte Prater 5 0-0 11; Dillon Gooding 5 1-1 13; CJ Hall 3 1-2 8; Rommell Williams 1 0-0 2; Anthony Simmons 0 0-0 0; Jayce Wright 0 0-0 0; Nehemiah Nuckolls 2 0-0 4; Chris Pryor 4 6-6 14; Diego Gonzalez 1 1-2 3; Khalif Allim 0 2-2 2; Cortland Blake 2 0-0 5; Kirk Smith Jr.  1 1-2 3; Javani Brown  3 0-0 7; Justin Wilson 2 0-0 4; Totals: 29 12-15 76.
 
Southwestern Christian: Michael Coleman 02-502; Claven Wilson 4 0-0 9; Kameron Hunter 0 0-0 0; Xavier Fuqua 1 0-0 3; Khalil Screen 0 0-0 0; Ja'Kyrie Keaton-Robinson 0 0-0 0; Michael Bennet 0 0-0 0; Isaiah Wyatt 3 2-4 10; Edwin Cooper 1 0-0 2; Da'Vonte Alexander 0 0-0 0; Dezmond Bradley 0 0-0 0; Myles McCrary 7 3-3 17; D'Queveus Adkins 1 1-2 3; Totals:17 8-14 46.
 
3-pointers: McLennan 6 (Gooding 2, Prater 1, Hall 1, Blake 1, Brown 1) Southwestern Christian 4 Wyatt 2, Wilson 1, Fugua 1); Total fouls: McLennan 14, Southwestern Christian 16; Fouled out: Southwestern Christian (Bradley); Record: McLennan 16-3 (3-1).