Warriors squeak by Bay 56-54 in overtime
After swapping the lead at the end of the first three quarters and being tied at the end of regulation, EPC led at the end of overtime for a thrilling 56-54 win over the Yellowjackets this past Friday in Bay.
EPC scored the first eight points of the game at Dee Buchanan drilled a three-pointer to start things off, Jonathan Gilmore hit a jumper and Isaiah Taylor canned a three-pointer from the left corner to put the Warriors us 8-0. Dax Gibson scored inside for Bay's first points making it 8-2 only to see Travis Joplin hit a jumper and follow with one of two free throws for EPC to make the score 11-2 Warriors with 3:57 left. Aaron Jolly got a stick back basket for Bay, Joplin hit a jumper for the Warriors, Josh Willard canned a three-pointer for the Yellowjackets as Joplin hit another jumper for EPC to make it 15-7 Warriors. Gibson converted an old-school three-point play for Bay, Taylor hit one of two free throws for EPC before Gibson hit a jumper in the lane for the Yellowjackets to make it 16-12 Warriors at the end of one.
Gibson hit two free throws for Bay, Gilmore converted a conventional three-point play for EPC as Jolly drilled a three-ball for Bay before Tyler Hartgen hit a jumper for the Yellowjackets to tie the game at 19 with 4:42 left. Joplin netted a three-ball for the Warriors only to see Bay get an inside basket from Slade Grove, a jumper from Kyle McAdams and an inside and jumper from Gibson to give the Yellowjackets a 27-22 lead at the half.
Full game story in December 14 edition of the PCDT!