Second half collapse costly for Junior Warriors

Thursday, January 24, 2019
Barry Rossell, Jr of EPC takes it to hole against two Earle defenders this past Friday in junior high basketball action. (DT Photo/Cosmo Cossey)

The EPC Junior Warriors were outscored 33-10 in the second half as they lost to Earle 53-20 this past Friday night at Earle.

The Junior Bulldogs got on the board first before Wyatt Boxley hit a jumper to tie the game at two. Earle scored the next seven points to go up 9-2 as Josh Gilmore canned a three-pointer for EPC to make it 9-5 Junior Bulldogs with 1:08 left. Jamarkius Garrett hit one of two free throws for the Junior Warriors only to see Earle score a basket at the buzzer to make it 11-6 at the end of one.

Earle opened the second quarter on a 7-0 to push their lead to 18-7 before Barry Rossell, Jr hit one of three free throws after being fouled attempting a three-pointer to make it 18-8 Junior Bulldogs with 1:32 left. Earle got a stick back basket as the Junior Warriors got a three-ball from Ashton Gilbert to make the score 20-10 at the half.

Complete game article in January 24 PCDT!

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