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Former St. John’s guard D.J. Kennedy did it all for Overseas Elite in their comeback win on Sunday against the Matadors, 78-67, collecting 25 points, six rebounds, and four assists.
Overseas Elite found themselves in trouble early, trailing by as many as 13 in the first half, but after a 26-10 run early in the second half put them up 14 and in control of the game.
Errick McCollum scored 18 points, and former Pitt big man Dejuan Blair added 15 for the two-time defending champs.
Overseas Elite forced 20 turnovers, most in the second half, to get easy baskets in transition to turn the game around in their favor.
Justin Burrell added four rebounds in 12 minutes of action.
The other St. John’s player on Overseas’ roster is Paris Horne, who hasn’t seen the success that Kennedy has found in the first two games. Horne failed to score in 18 minutes of action on Saturday against Chattanooga, and didn’t score on Sunday and only saw eight minutes on the court.
However, as we at the Rumble pointed out last year, Horne’s impact doesn’t necessarily show up in the box score. He is a lock down defender, but needs more than eight minutes a game to make an impact on the game.
Overseas Elite’s next roadblock en route to a three-peat is the Tampa Bulls, made up of formers University of South Florida players. The game is slated for Friday July 21st at 7:00 PM in Brooklyn (you can take the subway to see them at LIU-Brooklyn).
Like the other Super 16 games, it can be seen on ESPN2.