(SYRACUSE ATHLETICS 7/28/19) — Third-seeded Team Brotherly Love broke open a tight game in the second half to defeat #1 Boeheim’s Army in the TBT Syracuse Regional title game at SRC Arena in Syracuse. Team Brotherly Love advances to the TBT Final Eight in Chicago which begins August 1 in Chicago.
Novar Gadson had 22 points, Frantz Massenat added 18 and Ramone Moore had 15, including the game-winning basket to end the contest. Boeheim’s Army received 16 points and 10 rebounds from Hakim Warrick, and 15 from Eric Devendorf.
The contest was knotted 40-40 after a hotly-contested first half that featured six lead changes. Massenat already had 12 points as did Devendorf.
Team Brotherly Love started to pull away in the third quarter, building an eight-point margin and then extended the advantage in the final period.
Brotherly Love led 75-62 when the game format switched to the Elam Ending, making the target score 83. Devendorf scored on a lefthanded drive to narrow the gap to eight points, 79-71, but Massenat was fouled shooting a 3-pointer and converted all three free throws. After Devendorf made one-of-two from the line, Moore posted up and scored in the lane to finish the contest.