Lady Warriors hold on to beat rival Marked Tree

Thursday, December 8, 2016

In a game that was close all night, EPC survived a last second game tying shot from Tullia Tull to hang on for a 37-35 conference win over Marked Tree this past Monday in Lepanto.

Lady Indian Tullia Tull readies to shoot the ball as EPC's Jaleigha Garrett tries to make her miss during their game this past Monday. (DT Photo/Anthony Cossey)

Tull gave the Lady Indians the early 2-0 lead with a jumper before Bre Ward got the Lady Warriors on the board by hitting one of two free throws to make 2-1. Tull scored inside for Marked Tree as Kayla Reel got inside for an EPC basket to make it 4-3 Lady Indians. Shi'Nez Mitchell scored inside for the Lady Indians only to see the Lady Warriors get two free throws from Becca Bishop, a three-pointer form Madison Wiggins and steal and lay from Bishop to give EPC a 10-6 lead with 1:32 left. Tull netted a jumper for Marked Tree with 44 seconds left to make the score 10-8 EPC after one.

Garret scored inside for EPC to start the second quarter as Reel hit one of two free throws for the Lady Warriors before CJ Barnes scored off the fast break for Marked Tree to make the score 13-8 EPC. Bishop drilled a three-ball for EPC from the right wing only see the Lady Indians get a stick back basket from Brandice Nesby, one of two free throws from CJ Barnes and a basket down low from Tull to make the score 16-15 EPC with 2:54 left in the first half. Garrett hit a jumper for the Lady Warriors, CJ Barnes scored off the fast break for Marked Tree, Garrett hit two free throws for the Lady Warriors and Nesby got another stick back basket with five seconds left to make the score 20-19 EPC at the half.

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