Second half surge send Junior Lady Indians to victory

Thursday, December 8, 2016

The Marked Tree Junior Lady Indians outscored EPC 29-15 in the second half to break open a close game as they took a 47-33 win over the Junior Lady Warriors this past Monday night in Lepanto.

Marked Tree's Shira Hendrix dribbles the ball up the court as EPC's India O'Bannon gives chase during junior high basketball action this past Monday in Lepanto. (DT Photo/Anthony Cossey)

Keragan Gordon opened the scoring for EPC with a three-pointer making it 3-0 EPC before Marked Tree got a jumper from Taylor McCuiston to make it 3-2. Jordyn Brewer hit one of two free throws as Indian O'Bannon got a steal and layup for the Junior Lady Warriors to make the score 6-2 EPC with 3:23 left. Brewer was good on one of three free throws after being fouled attempting a three-pointer as O'Bannon got another steal and layup to push the Junior Lady Warriors lead to 9-2. Makayla Marshall converted an old-school three-point play for Marked Tree as McCuiston hit one of two free throws for the Junior Lady Indians to make the score 9-6 EPC. Emili Mangrum put back an offensive rebound for EPC right before the buzzer to make it 11-6 Junior Lady Warriors after one.

Marked Tree opened the second quarter on a 9-0 run as Shira Hendrix canned a three-pointer followed by three consecutive baskets from McCuiston to make it 15-11 Junior Lady Indians. Gordon's three-pointer for EPC stopped the run making it 15-14 only to see Marked Tree get one of two free throws from McCuiston and a jumper from Carmyn Parrish making the score 18-14 Junior Lady Indians with 2:12 left. Brewer drilled another three-pointer for EPC and Gordon hit one of two free-throws with 31 seconds left to send the teams to halftime with the score tied at 18.

Complete game article in December 8 edition of the PCDT.

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