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Boeheim’s Army Uses Late Surge to Top Team Fancy

After a hard-fought battle yesterday against the South Jamaica Kings, Boeheim’s Army gritted out another victory against Team Fancy 60-55 in the second round of The Basketball Tournament.

Unlike yesterday, it was a little more expected that a team like Team Fancy would give the SU alumni team fits. Fancy held a five point lead at the end of the first quarter, but a huge second gear propelled Boeheim’s Army towards the halftime break. Hakim Warrick showed flashes of the national title winning player he was with a ferocious dunk, followed by a turnaround short corner jumper. He finished the game with 8 points.

Unlike yesterday’s game, the second half played out just as tightly as the first. It was also significantly lower scoring as well. But that didn’t mean there was a lack of highlight plays. Warrick and Arinze Onuaku each had thunderous dunks to get the crowd involved. After a quick 7-2 run, Boeheim’s Army had the lead once the clock ticked under four minutes.

When the Elam Ending came into play, Boeheim’s Army was up 53-52. Yesterday’s hero John Gillon accounted for most of the scoring after knocking down 4 free throws when the rule came into play. In the end, Demetris Nichols knocked down a corner three to seal the win.

“Now I like the Elam Ending,” Boeheim’s Army GM Kevin Belbey said with a smile.

Up next, Boeheim’s Army travels south to Atlanta to take on the four seed Armored Athlete this Saturday.

The Fizz is owned, edited and operated by Damon Amendolara. D.A. is an ’01 Syracuse graduate from the Newhouse School with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.


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