The McLennan Highlanders led from start to finish as they defeated Team Elevate 76-71.
MCC took a double-digit lead at 16-6 with 14:13 to play in the first half an extended the lead to 25 with 2:11 on the clock. Team Elevate ended the half on a 10-0 run to cut the lead to 15 at the break, 46-31.
Team Elevate continued to chip away at the Highlander lead throughout the second half, cutting it to one with 3:14 remaining in the game. MCC used a 5-0 run in the next two minutes to pull away and secure the win.
DeChriston McKinney led the Highlanders with 16 points. Devonse Redd and Clarence Willard scored 12 and 10 points, respectively.
The Highlanders return to action on Monday, traveling to Mesquite to face Eastfield at 7 p.m. The Highlassies will host Kilgore at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday.