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Excel Christian Academy boys lose high-scoring tilt at Gordon Central tourney


The Excel Christian Academy boys basketball team lost a 108-96 double-overtime decision Monday night in Calhoun at the Gordon Central Invitational.

Excel held leads of 23-19 after one quarter; 37-33 at halftime; and 53-52 through three quarters. The two teams were tied at 72 at the end of regulation and 79-79 after one overtime period.

The Warriors pulled away in the second overtime period to win by twelve and eclipse the century mark.

Trevor Oechsle scored a game-high 42 points to lead Oconee County. Noah Hutchinson finished with 25 for the Warriors.

Jakaden Barkley finished with 34 points to lead Excel. Kyron McClendon followed with 31 points and Jacob Taylor scored 20. Comari Nettles added nine points and Kamarion Profit scored two to round out the ECA scoring.

The Eagles (3-1) are scheduled to play Wesleyan Tuesday night at 8:30 at Gordon Central.

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