After winnings last night's contest against Basketball City, Boeheim's Army was back in action on Sunday against the North Broad Street Bullies, a team comprised of former Temple players. The game was close throughout but clutch play down the stretch from C.J. Fair and Eric Devendorf gave Boeheim's Army the edge. The former Syracuse Orange players won with a final score of 86-82 and once again Devendorf lead in the scoring with 19.
Boeheim's Army came out firing on all cylinders for the second time in as many days. Hakim Warrick scored the game's first bucket on a jumper from the top of the key and Devendorf followed it up with a lefty lay-in to go up 5-0. Once again its opponent was able to answer with a run of its own. Both teams fought back and forth but Boeheim's Army was able to take a 39-32 lead into the half.
The Temple alumnus were able to go on an 8-0 run to start the second half and took their first lead of the game 40-39. Devendorf -- the leading scorer for Boeheim's Army on both nights -- quickly responded with a bucket of his own to retake the lead. Fair then sunk a floater and Boeheim's Army was able to regain the lead with a comfortable margin.
The game itself stayed tight throughout. Boeheim's Army had a chance to put the game out of reach up by two with 30 seconds left but a shot clock violation gave the North Broad Street Bullies a chance to tie or take the lead on the game's final possession. It would miss its final shot and Brandon Triche secured the rebound and got fouled with 1.1 remaining. He went on to make both free throws to seal the game.
Boeheim's Army advanced to the Sweet 16 of The Basketball Tournament. Next weekends's game will occur at the same site, Philadelphia University.
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