Warriors cruise past CRA at district tournament

Thursday, February 18, 2016

EPC (16-10) raced out to a 14-0 lead over Crowley's Ridge Academy (1-30) on their way to a 72-36 win in the 2A-3 senior high district tournament be held at Marked Tree.

Xzavier Reed of EPC throws down a one-handed slam against CRA during 2A-3 senior high district tournament action in Marked Tree. (DT Photo/Anthony Cossey)

Des Barnes got the scoring started for EPC with a jumper followed by Clay Malone's three-pointer and Keyon Dorsey's jumper in the lane to make it 7-0 Warriors. J'Sebian Brown connected on a three-pointer and Xzavier Reed scored back to back baskets, the second being a one-handed slam dunk, to make it 14-0 EPC. Griffin Hogue got CRA on board with a basket inside before Clay Malone scored inside, Brown hit a jumper, Jamal Rodgers scored in the paint and Brown got a lay up off the fast break as the Warriors increased their lead to 22-2 with 3:09 left in the quarter. Sam Malone scored down low for the Falcons, Brown and Reed had back to back baskets for EPC, Logan Johnson hit two free throws for CRA and Montrell James added two free throws for the Warriors to make the score 28-6 at the end of one.

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