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After starting the game with a 24-8 lead, the Paris Dragons fell victim to one unforced error after another and lost to the Tyler Apaches 67-62 on Wednesday.

Led by Corey Camper, who led all scorers with 23 points, Tyler outscored Paris 26-16 the rest of the half and trailed only 40-34 at intermission.

Christian Ashby hit five 3-pointers in the first half, and the Dragons still had a six-point lead at 49-43 before Tyler scored 14 straight points to go ahead for the first time. 

Ashton Howard added 13 points, including 11 straight in that 14-point Tyler rally after which Paris — down 57-49 — never led again. Six of the points came on monster dunks.

Paris continued to be plagued by turnovers, and Ashby didn’t have the opportunity for many second-half shots. His only triple of the second half came late in the game, cutting Tyler’s seven-point lead to 64-60. 

Seconds later, Da’May Jones’ basket made it 64-62, but Tyler’s Sean Franklin nailed a 3-pointer with 26.6 seconds to play as the shot clock was expiring for a 67-62 lead that ended the Dragons’ chances.

Ashby led the Dragons with 20 points, and Jones added 16.

Tyler improved to 6-1 in conference and 11-6 overall while Paris fell to 6-2 and 12-7.

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