Neither team could gain much separation. Ellsworth Community College and Little Priest Tribal College went back and forth throughout the entire contest. Coming down to the final seconds, a missed opportunity by the Panthers led to a 70-69 loss.
With just over a minute left, LJ Harris drained a long ball for ECC (5-12, 0-2) to give them a four point lead. Donte Innocent drove the lane, got the basket and was fouled in the process. Making the bonus bucket, it was a 67-66 Panther lead.