Highlanders outlast the Panthers

January 6, 2016 | 11:07 AM

THE BASICS
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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