Junior Lady Warriors fall in tournament opener
The EPC Junior Lady Warriors fell behind early again Paragould and could never recover as they lost 47-23 in the opening round of the Jack Moore Invitational junior high tournament this past Monday at Valley View.
Paragould got on the board first with a steal and layup before Latavia Freeman hit two free throws for EPC to make it 2-2. The Junior Lady Rams scored the next 10 points to take a 12-2 lead with less than a minute left in the opening quarter. Aaliyah Joplin canned a three-pointer for the Junior Lady Warriors with 12 seconds left to make the score 12-5 Paragould after one quarter of play.
The Junior Lady Rams hit a three-pointer early in the second quarter as Xzandria Young hit one of two free throws for EPC making it 15-6 Paragould. The Junior Lady Rams reeled off the next seven points to push their lead to 22-6 with 2:40 left before Freeman got inside for an EPC basket to make the score 22-8 Paragould. The Junior Lady Rams added five more points before the quarter ended to take a 27-8 lead into halftime.
Full game story in November 8 edition of the PCDT!