Basketball, College

McLennan Highlanders beat Collin County 69-59

(Photo courtesy of McLennan Athletics)

McLennan’s James Harrison scored 19 points to the lead the Highlanders to a 69-59 win over Collin County on Saturday.(Photo courtesy of McLennan Athletics)

WACO – In a low scoring game, the McLennan Highlanders basketball team defeated the Collin County Cougars 69-59 at The Highlands on Saturday.

Collin opened the game on a 7-0 run. The Cougars led 12-4 with 14:02 to play in the first half. McLennan used a 13-4 run over the next seven minutes to take its first lead of the game at 17-16. The Highlanders led 24-23 with two minutes remaining the half and ended half on an 8-0 run to take the 32-23 lead.

McLennan took the first double-digit lead at 48-37 with 12:08 remaining in the game. Collin pulled within nine late in the half but was unable to get any closer.

James Harrison led the Highlanders with 19 points. Jalen Jones scored 14.

McLennan returns to action on Wednesday, hosting Temple at 7:30 p.m.

Collin: Liam O’Reilly 2 2-4 7; Andre Johnson 0 1-2 1; Tyrone Davis 6 1-3 15; Stefan Andelkovic 0 3-4 3; Pascal Evans 1 0-0 2; Alex James 2 2-2 8; Isaiah Hicks 2 0-0 5; Matthew Kallead 2 0-0 5; Onaye Sims 4 2-4 10; Joshua Wilchcombe 4 0-1 8; Totals: 21 11-20 59.

McLennan: K.J. Boyd 0 5-6 5; Jalen Jones 5 1-2 14; Elijah Mayes 0 4-6 4; James Harrison 7 2-2 19; Alex Mills 0 2-2 2; Ricardo Artis 2 0-0 7; Jeff Beverly 3 2-2 8; Ben Brown-White 0 0-2 0; Aundre Jackson 2 2-2 6; Zach Charles 0 4-4 4; Totals: 19 24-28 69.

3-pointers: Collin 6 (Davis, 2, Perry 2, O’Reilly 1, Kallead 1), McLennan 7 (Jones 3, Harrison 3, Artis 1); Total fouls: Collin 21, McLennan 23; Halftime score: McLennan 32, Collin 23; Record: McLennan 20-4 (5-1).

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