TBT’s only seven-time participant is now just two wins away from $1 million.
Maurice Creek led all scorers with 22 points, and Eric Thompson grabbed 18 rebounds, to lead Sideline Cancer past Boeheim’s Army, 65-48.
“I’m always going to be shooting it all the time,” said Creek, who made nine of his game-high 21 field goal attempts.
It was the defense, however, which held Boeheim’s Army scoreless over nearly a 10-minute stretch in the second half, keying Sideline Cancer’s first trip to the TBT semi-finals.
“I’m proud of my team because we play defense,” said Marcus Keene, who scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds. That’s what I take pride in, and what my team takes pride in. It starts on defense.”
Creek maintained that Sideline Cancer believes in its chances, no matter what others are predicting.
“Everybody on this team believes,” said Creek. “Everyone picked against us against Team Hines and against [Challenge] ALS.”
Eric Devendorf’s 14 points paced the offense for Boeheim’s Army, which shot just 30%.
Sideline Cancer advances to face four-time champion Overseas Elite on July 12th at 6:00 PM EST.
TBT features 24 teams of top professional, college alumni, and international basketball players competing in a single-elimination 5-on-5 tournament for a winner-take-all $1 Million prize. All games will air on ESPN networks beginning Saturday, July 4.
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