(MCC Athletics courtesy photo.)
McLennan sophomore Jalen Jones led the Highlanders with 21 points in the victory over Angelina. (MCC Athletics courtesy photo.)

LUFKIN – The McLennan Highlanders defeated the Angelina Roadrunners 81-75 tonight in Lufkin to move to 3-0 on the season.

Sophomore Jalen Jones led the Highlanders with 21 points. Ricardo Artis and Alex Mills added 20 and 15, respectively.

McLennan returns to action on Friday, facing Cornerstone Crossroads Academy at 5 p.m. in the Joe White Classic at Hill College in Hillsboro.

McLennan: Rashaan Surles 1 5-6 7; Jalen Jones 10 1-3 21; James Harrison 1 2-2 5; Alex Mills
6 0-0 15; Ricardo Artis 6 2-2 20; Jeff Beverly 1 3-4 5; Ben Brown-White 2 0-0 4; Aundre Jackson 1 0-0 2; Devon Washington 1 0-0 2; Totals: 29 17-25 81.

Angelina: Jordan Ayscue 2 0-0 6; Shakir Brown 3 1-2 8; Justice Augmon 2 4-6 8; Willie Hollins 2 3-4 7; Deckie Johnson 3 6-9 13; Jahmir Taylor 1 0-1 2; Deiondray Martin 4 2-2 11; Orendaz Holloway 1 0-2 3; Otis Pirtle 4 0-0 9; Ty’Quan Bitting 3 0-0 6; Totals: 26 16-26 75.

3-pointers: McLennan 6 (Mills 3, Artis 2, Harrison 1), Angelina 7 (Asycue 2, Brown 1, Johnson 1, Martin 1, Holloway, 1 Pirtle 1); Total fouls: McLennan 23, Angelina 26; Halftime score: Angelina 40, McLennan 38; Record: McLennan 3-0.