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Epps' game high 32 helps Bulldogs edge Tigers

Sophomore guard, Jayden Epps led the way s King's Fork improved to 8-0 in the Southeastern District with a 72-68 win over Oscar Smith Friday night.

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — One of the more intriguing showdowns in boys high school hoops took place at Oscar Smith High School in Chesapeake. By game's end, King's Fork proved again they are road tested as they won over the Tigers Friday night 72-68.

Sophomore guard, Jayden Epps dropped a game high 32 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists to go with 3 steals as the Bulldogs remained unbeaten (15-1, 8-0) in the Southeastern District. The Tigers jumped out to an early lead 12-9 in what felt like a playoff game. King's Fork closed out the first half with a 10-0 run and led at the break 42-37.

The Bulldogs would stretch their advantage in the 4th quarter to 65-52 before the Tigers stormed back with a 14-6 spurt of their own to close the deficit to five with under 1:00 left in the game. King's Fork delivered with free throws down the stretch to stop the run by Oscar Smith (11-5, 6-3). Kenyon Giles, who connected with 8 3-pointers, topped the Tigers with 28 points in the loss.