Highlanders stomp Angelina 89-57

(Photo courtesy of McLennan Athletics)
(Photo courtesy of McLennan Athletics)

WACO – The McLennan Highlanders defeated the Angelina Roadrunners 89-57 tonight at The Highlands in the first game following the long winter break. 

McLennan opened the game on a 5-0 run, holding Angelina scoreless for the first three minutes of play. The Roadrunners took the 10-7 lead, their only lead of the game, with 15:15 remaining in the first half. The Highlanders responded with an 11-0 run over the next three minutes to take the 18-10 lead. McLennan extended the lead to double digits, 30-18, with 8:35 to play in the half and held the 42-25 advantage at the break.

Angelina cut the lead to 13 early in the second half but the Highlanders continued to pull away as they cruised to the easy victory.

James Harrison led the Highlanders with 17 points and Alex Mills added 16. Jalen Jones and Ricardo Artis scored 14 points each. Aundre Jackson added 12.

McLennan returns to action on Friday, hosting North Lake at 2 p.m.

Angelina: Shakir Brown 2 2-4 6; Justice Augmon 1 2-4 4; Alan Hodge 0 1-2 1; Deckie Johnson 8 3-3 20; Jahmire Taylor 4 0-2 8; Deiondray Martin 3 0-0 7; Orendaz Holloway 2 0-0 5; Otis Pirtle 0 1-2 1; Dionte Forney 1 0-1 2; Ty-Quan Bitting 1 1-4 3; Totals: 22 7-19 57.

McLennan: Rashaan Surles 1 0-0 2; K.J. Boyd 0 2-2 2; Jalen Jones 4 4-4 13; Elijah Mays 2 0-0 5; James Harrison 7 0-0 17; Alex Mills 5 2-2 16; Ricardo Artis 5 3-6 13; Jeff Beverly 1 0-0 2; Ben Brown-White 1 1-2 3; Aundre Jackson 5 2-2 12; Devon Washington 2 0-0 4; Totals: 33 14-18 89.

3-pointers: Angelina 3 (Johnson 1, Martin 1, Holloway 1), McLennan 9 (Mills 4, Harrison 3, Jones 1, Mays 1); Total fouls: Angelina 15; McLennan 18; Halftime score: McLennan 42, Angelina 25; Record: McLennan 12-3.

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