EPC downs Bay 101-94 in overtime
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 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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