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Highlanders Squeak By Navarro

(November 13, 2012) -- The McLennan Highlanders defeated the Navarro Bulldogs 74-71 tonight at The Highlands.

Navarro opened the game on a 6-0 run but the Highlanders fought back taking the 10-9 lead with 14:22 on the clock. Navarro regained the lead midway through the half and held the 37-32 advantage at the break.

MCC opened the second half on a 9-0 run. The Bulldogs fought back, taking the 55-54 lead with 7:26 to play in the game. But the Highlanders' Shawn Prudhomme quickly scored five points to put MCC back on top. Navarro pulled within one several times down the stretch. The Highlanders held the 74-71 lead with 13 seconds remaining. Navarro had a chance to force overtime but Princeton Onwas' 3-pointer at the buzzer bounced off the iron and sealed the win for MCC.

Prudhomme and Clarence Willard led MCC with 14 points. DeChristion McKinney added 13.

The Highlanders will face Angelina at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Lewis Orr Classic in Corsicana.

Navarro: Harrison Hawkins 4 1-2 11; Shannon Lilly 12-2 5; Princeton Onwas 5 6-10 19; David Woodard 3 1-4 8; Jamar Goodwin 2 2-2 6; Brandon Scott 0 1-2 1; Aaron Turner 0 3-4 3; Terrance Syon 4 7-9 16; Lamark Barnes 1 0-0 2; Totals: 20 23-36 71.

McLennan: Clarence Willard 5 2-2 14; Donovan Bridgeforth 1 1-2 4; Kevin Wagner 1 0-1 2; Shawn Prudhomme 5 2-5 14; Deondre Ray 2 0-0 4; Tevin Hanner 2 -3-6 7; Devonse Reed 3 1-2 8; DeChriston McKinney 5 3-3 13; Trummell McCrimmon 1 2-3 4; Wayne Langston 1 2-3 4; Totals: 26 16-28 74.


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