Highlanders outlast the Panthers
January 6, 2016 | 11:07 AM
FINAL SCORE: MacMurray College 118 Greenville College 113
LOCATION: Jacksonville, IL – Bill Wall Gym
RECORDS: MacMurray College 6-6, 3-2 SLIAC Greenville College 2-10, 1-4 SLIAC
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Highlanders took off with the lead in the first half when Deavis Johnson went for a layup. The Panthers quickly answered and the duel was on. Playing at a high pace the Highlanders managed to pull ahead at the half with a 65-58 lead. In the second half, MacMurray got caught into turnover trouble with a game total of 31. The Panthers quickly pulled back and the game was tied with only 2:20 remaining on the clock. The Highlanders would then force a turnover and take back the lead when Mike Cameron made a layup. MacMurray pulled ahead with just seconds left in the game resulting in a 118-113 victory for the Highlanders.
FOR THE HIGHLANDERS
Deavis Johnson had a double double with 34 points and 21 rebounds, and added 3 blocks
Brent Long scored 21 points, captured 8 rebounds, and had 2 assists.
Derek Bourke added 13 points and 2 rebounds.
FOR THE FOES
Tim Daniel led his team with 28 points shooting 62% behind the arc.
Kenny Greene added 20 points and 5 rebounds.
DeAndre Brown contributed 14 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 blocks.
Next action for the Highlanders comes Saturday, Jan. 9 as they travel to take on conference foe, Webster University.
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