Big fourth quarter propels Junior Indians to victory

Thursday, December 7, 2017
EPC's Preston Rains goes up for a basket over a Marked Tree defender this past Tuesday in Marked Tree. (DT Photo/Anthony Cossey)

Marked Tree outscored EPC 10-2 in the fourth quarter to break open a one point game as they downed the Junior Warriors 49-40 this past Tuesday night in Marked Tree.

Aayden Johnson got Marked Tree on the board first with a fast break layup as Preston Rains hit a jumper for EPC to make it 2-2 early in the first. Travon Wofford netted a baseline jumper for the Junior Indians before Deuce Moore got inside for a basket for the Junior Warriors to make it 4-4. BJ Marshall and Itavious Nesbitt scored back to back baskets for Marked Tree as EPC got a stick back from Rains making the score 8-6 Junior Indians with 2:02 left. Marshall hit one of two free throws for Marked Tree as Wofford added a steal and layup to make it 11-6 Junior Indians. Josh Gilmore canned a three-ball for the Junior Warriors before Waylon Driver answered with a three-pointer and Wofford hit two free throws for Marked Tree to make it 16-9 Junior Indians after one.

Marshall hit two free throws and Driver canned another trey to push Marked Tree's lead to 21-9 early in the second quarter. Rains scored back to back baskets for EPC to cut the lead to 21-13 only to see Johnson drill a three-pointer for the Junior Indians as Tray Jones added a stick back for Marked Tree to make the score 26-13 Marked Tree. JaMario Burrus and Rains both scored inside for the Junior Warriors as Moore hit one of two free throws to make it 26-18 Junior Indians with 2:35 left. Driver hit a jumper for Marked Tree, Burrus and Rains each had a stick back for the Junior Warriors before Jones scored off the fast break for the Junior Indians to make it 30-22 Marked Tree. Rains scored inside for EPC with just under a minute left before Jones hit a jumper for the Junior Indians with six seconds left making the halftime score 32-24 Marked Tree.

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