Lady Warriors fall in NEA Tournament opener

Friday, December 23, 2016

By ANTHONY COSSEY, DT Sports Staff

EPC's Becca Bishop shoots over a Sloan-Hendrix defender during the Lady Warriors opening round loss in the NEA Invitational Tournament. (DT Photo/Anthony Cossey)

EPC had to play catch up all game long getting to within one point in the fourth quarter before falling to Sloan-Hendrix 51-47 in girls' Division I NEA Invitational Tournament play this past Saturday at the Convocation Center in Jonesboro.

The teams traded scores for the first three minutes with Madison Wiggins hitting a jumper for EPC after a Sloan-Hendrix basket and Becca Bishop hitting one of two free throws after a Lady Greyhound score to make the score 4-3 Sloan-Hendrix. The Lady Greyhounds scored the next five points before Bishop hit one of two free throws again to make it 9-4 Sloan-Hendrix with 3:21 left. Sloan-Hendrix scored inside, Wiggins hit one of two free throws for the Lady Warriors, the Lady Greyhounds canned a three-pointer and Wiggins drilled a three-ball from the top of key for EPC to make the score 14-8 Sloan-Hendrix after one.

The Lady Greyhounds opened the second quarter with a score inside as Bre Ward stuck back an offensive rebound for EPC to make the score 16-10 Sloan-Hendrix. A conventional three-point play from Sloan-Hendrix, a stick back from Wiggins and back to back baskets from the Lady Greyhounds made the score 22-12 Sloan-Hendrix with 4:07 left. Wiggins and Tileyah Ward scored back to back baskets for the Lady Warriors, Sloan-Hendrix got a basket down low, Bre Ward hit two free throws for EPC as the Lady Greyhounds hit one of two free throws to make the score 25-18 Sloan-Hendrix. Back to back baskets from Sloan-Hendrix and a three-pointer from Jaleigha Garret made the score 29-21 Lady Greyhounds at the half.

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