3's, Defense Carry Sullivan Past Bishop DuBourg

Bishop DuBourg scored the first six points in the first minute Saturday.
The next 39 minutes weren't as kind.
Sullivan continued finding a way to gut out wins, using a pesky defense and timely 3-point shooting to beat DuBourg 44-36 in the finale of the sixth annual Bank of Sullivan Shootout.
Austin Frye and Landon Hoffman hit big shots late in the third quarter -- Hoffman getting a rare four-point play. Hoffman put Sullivan ahead for good and the with 1:42 left in the period. The Eagles allowed just seven points in the final seven minutes.
Sullivan (4-1) trailed throughout most of the first three quarters. The Cavaliers scored off the opening tip and before Sullivan could get a shot off, they fell behind 6-0.
Frye tied the game 10-10 on a 3-pointer with 1:40 remaining in the first quarter, but DuBourg pulled ahead with a 14-12 lead. The Cavaliers scored the first four points of the second quarter until McKinney's 3 with 5:30 remaining, ending a four-minute drought.
McKinney tied the game 20-20 with another trey with 1:26 left. DuBourg ended the half with four more points and a 24-20 lead.
The Cavaliers pressed Sullivan to start the second half and it caused three straight turnovers. DuBourg scored just two points in the stretch and led 26-20. McKinney hit another 3-pointer with six minutes left and Todd followed up on the next trip down to tie the game.
Frye gave Sullivan the lead when he missed a 3, got his own rebound and drove inside, finishing with scoop. Elliott Johnson gave DuBourg the lead back on a 3-pointer with 2:18 left.
McKinney would draw a charge on DuBourg's next possession. Hoffman stepped up and buried a corner 3 while getting knocked to the floor. His free throw gave Sullivan a 32-29 lead with 1:42 remaining. Carlos
Brickhouse drew the Cavaliers within one, but the Eagles held on entering the fourth quarter.
Rohrer and Lewis had consecutive baskets to start the fourth quarter, staking Sullivan to a 37-31 lead. DuBourg came back with four straight points, but couldn't get any closer. Sullivan hit six free throws down the stretch.
Rohrer drew a charge with 1:35 left, clinching the victory.

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