Junior Lady Warriors fall in tournament opener

Thursday, November 8, 2018
Zoe Constant of EPC dribbles the ball up the court during the Junior Lady Warriors game this past Monday at Blazer Arena. (DT Photo/Anthony Cossey)

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.

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