LIVINGSTON — Senior guard Brendon Johnson scored 39 points Thursday night as Livingston defeated Laurel 80-71 in Southeast A boys basketball.

Johnson knocked down six 3-pointers and hit 7 of 10 free throws. He scored 20 points in the second half as the Rangers rallied behind a 30-point fourth quarter.

Colter Bales led Laurel with 20 points. Teammates Wylee Schnetter and Nick Pasquarello added 17 points apiece.

The Locomotives led 40-37 at halftime and 51-50 going into the fourth quarter.

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