Elida blasts Fort Sumner to claim EPAC repeat

Kevin Wilson

The Fort Sumner Vixens wrote the opening chapters for an Eastern Plains Athletic Conference upset, as a disciplined game helped them keep pace with defending champion Elida.

The second half was a different story, as the Lady Tigers showed Fort Sumner why they’re a heavyweight, both in EPAC and Class 1A.

Elida blanked the Vixens 15-0 in the third quarter, turning a two-point game into an eventual 46-27 blowout in the girls title game of the 45th annual Eastern Plains Athletic Conference basketball tournament.

The win puts Elida at 9-2 on the season, and the Lady Tigers won their second straight EPAC girls’ title.