War Ready defeats Woco Showtime for first win in TBT

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Last summer, Team War Ready took the first step in joining The Basketball Tournament by fielding a team. This summer, War Ready reached another milestone by grabbing its’ first win.

War Ready, behind a late three-pointer by danjel purifoy, earned their first win of the 2022 TBT by defeating Woco Showtime, a team composed of former Wofford Basketball players, 70-67.

Purifoy’s game-winning bucket came during a portion of the game called “the Elam Ending”. The rule states that once the game reaches the four-minute mark in the final period, the clock will be turned off, and the teams will play until a certain score is reached.

In today’s game, the magic number was 70.

The score had reached 67-67, that is when Purifoy took the final shot and lifted War Ready to the squad’s first-ever win:

Purifoy ended the game with 11 points, one point behind scoring leader TJ Dunans. Isaiah Williams led the team in assists with three, while Mustapha heron pulled down six rebounds.

War Ready’s next game will be against East Tennessee State’s alumni team, Bucketneers, in the round of 32 in the West Virginia bracket. Tipoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. CDT and can be seen on ESPN3.

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Story originally appeared on Auburn Wire