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.