Second half surge send Junior Lady Indians to victory
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.
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.