WACO (January 23, 2013) -- The McLennan Highlanders fell to the Collin Cougars 76-69.
The Highlander built an nine-point lead at 21-12 midway through the first half. Collin fought back, taking the 23-22 lead with 5:35 to play in the half. MCC regained the lead on the next possession and led 30-29 at the break.
The two teams traded baskets for the first 10 minutes of the second half. Collin pulled away with a 9-0 run to take the 55-49 lead with 8:08 to play. The Cougars increased the lead to 10 with 3:24 to go. The Highlanders cut the lead to five with 7.69 seconds but ran put of time to make the comeback.
D.J. Weathers led the Highlanders with 20 points and Tevin Hanner scored 14.
In women's action, the McLennan Highlassies fell to the Collin Lady Cougars 83-59.
Collin opened the game on a 10-0 run and extended the lead to 26 at the half, 47-21.
The second half was much the same as Collin cruised to the victory.
Cha'Zaye Wright led the Highlassies with 22 points and Dominique Taylor added 10.
MCC returns to action on Saturday, hosting Hill. Women's action begins at 2 p.m., followed by the men at 4 p.m.