Highlanders squeak out win at SWCC

Highlanders squeak out win at SWCC

The Highlanders squeaked out the 60-53 win over the SWCC Rams Wednesday in Terrell
 
It was a low scoring first half. McLennan opened the game on a 12-2 run to take the early 10-point lead. Southwestern Christian rallied to cut the lead to six, 18-12, with 8:19 remaining in the half. The Highlanders responded with a 7-0 run capped off by a Chris Pryor three-pointer from the elbow to extend the lead to 13. McLennan would then hold the 27-17 advantage at the break.
 
McLennan extended the lead to 15, 36-21, with 16:35 remaining in the game. Southwestern Christian began to chip away at the lead, cutting it to two, 41-39 midway through the half. Once again the Highlanders used a run to keep the Rams in check. A layup by Lorenzo Anderson started the 8-0 run to put McLennan back up by double figures. Southwestern Christian pulled within four with 48 seconds to go, 56-52, but that would be as close as they could get.
 
Chris Pryor led the Highlanders with 16 points. Lorenzo Anderson and Asare Otchere added 13 and 11, respectively.

McLennan: Akili Vining 1 0-0 2; Lorenzo Anderson 6 1-4 13; Rodrique Massenat 1 2-2 5; Chris Pryor 5 4-10 16; Rayquan Brown 3 0-0 6; Tre Thomas 3 1-4 7; Asare Otchere 5 1-2 11; Isaiah Wyatt 0 0-0 0; Scott Ator 0 0-0 0; Totals: 24 9-22 60.
 
Southwestern Christian: Hicks 1 0-0 2; Johnson 2 0-0 6; Freeman 4 1-3 13; Mays 1 3-4 5; Sertale 0 0-0 0; Cooper 5 3-4 13; Harris 2 3-4 7; Hall 1 0-0 2; Scott 2 0-0 4; Kolsey 0 0-0 0; Totals: 18 10-15 53.
 
3-pointers: McLennan3 (Pryor 2, Massanet 1), Southwestern Christian 6 (Freeman 4, Johnson 2); Total fouls: McLennan 11, Southwestern Christian 17; Halftime score: McLennan 27, Southwestern Christian 33; Record: McLennan 12-9 (3-2).