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Basketball: Former Schenley stars lead Overseas Elite to win

Written by Brad Everett on .

Overseas Elite moved one win closer to a third consecutive TBT title Sunday.

It's Schenley trio played a big part in the latest victory.

D.J. Kennedy, DeJuan Blair and DeAndre Kane combined for 48 points and Overseas Elite rallied from a 16-point deficit to defeat the Matadors, 78-67, in the second round of The Basketball Tournament at Queens University in Charlotte.

Kennedy scored a game-high 25 points to go along with six rebounds and four assists. Blair finished with 15 points and four rebounds. Kane added eight points.

Ten years ago, the three teamed up to help Schenley win a PIAA title.

Kennedy was instrumental in Overseas Elite's comeback Sunday. Overseas Elite struggled in the first half and trailed by as many as 16 at one point. But it pulled to within two at the half and used a 26-10 run at the start of the second half to take a 65-50 advantage. Kennedy was 7 of 14 from the field, 4 of 5 from 3-point range, and 7 of 8 from the free-throw line.

The Matadors were made up of mostly Texas Tech alums.

Overseas Elite, the No. 1 seed, advances to the Super 16 to play the No. 5 seed Tampa Bulls on July 21 in Brooklyn. The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN2. The Bulls are a South Florida alumni team who used a last-second 3-pointer by Dominique Jones to stun the Kentucky Kings, 88-87, in the second round.

Overseas Elite defeated the Chattanooga Trenches, 84-74, in Saturday's first round. Kennedy had 14 points, Kane 9 and Blair 6.