EPC downs Bay 101-94 in overtime

Thursday, December 1, 2016

EPC (4-0) outscored Bay (4-5) 20-13 in overtime to post a 101-94 win over the Yellowjackets this past Monday in Lepanto.

EPC's Jase Whitfield goes in for two points as Bay's Dax Gibson defends during high game game action this past Tuesday in Lepanto. (DT Photo/Anthony Cossey)

EPC jumped out to a 13-0 lead as Xzavier Reed opened the game with a jumper in the lane followed by Isaiah Taylor hitting a jumper. Reed got a steal and lay up as Jase Whitfield added two free throws. J'Sebian Brown hit two free throws before going coast to coast for a lay up and adding the free throw after being fouled on the play. Dustin Utley stopped the run with a three-pointer as Taylor Layne hit one of two free throws and followed with a three-ball making it 13-7 EPC with 1:40 left. Des Barnes put back a rebound for the Warriors, Layne Austin scored inside for Bay and Reed scored off the fast break for the Warriors just before the buzzer making it 17-9 EPC after one.

Layne scored back to back baskets for Bay to open the second quarter making it 17-13 Warriors. Reed connected on two free throws for EPC, Caleb Hartgen hit one of two free throws for Bay before he converted an old-school three-point play to make the score 19-17 EPC. Layne hit two free throws and followed with a steal and lay up to give Bay a 21-19 lead with 5:08 left. Whitfield hit one of two free throws for EPC followed by two of four three throws from Dee Lauderdale to give EPC a 22-21 lead. Whitfield pushed the EPC lead to 24-21 with a three-ball only to see Layne hit a three-pointer for Bay to make it 24-24. Taylor canned a three-pointer and Lauderdale scored off the fast break to push EPC's lead to 29-24 before Layne hit two free throws for Bay to make it 29-26 Warriors. Travis Joplin scored inside EPC, Utley had a driving lay up and Whitfield converted an old-fashioned three-point play for the Warriors to make the score 34-28 EPC. Whitfield netted a jumper in the lane followed by a three-ball from Chanc Gray as EPC stretched their lead to 39-28. Layne hit two free throws after a technical foul on EPC only to see Lauderdale score off the fast break with two seconds left making it 41-30 Warriors at the half.

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