The new and improved Bulls continued their rise from worst last year to first this season with an impressive come-from-behind 98-87 win over the Suns, Monday night at the Martha’s Vineyard Boys and Girls Club.
The Bulls found themselves down 48-31 at halftime, but battled back with 67 points in the second session to pull away.
Asil Cash drained four three-pointers in quarter three to pace the comeback and pull the Bulls to within 68-66, heading into the final period.
James Holenko scored on a pair of three-point plays to keep the Suns ahead, but Cash tied the score at 75 with 6:40 left to play.
Forty seconds later, Brant Silvia swished a three from the top of the key to put the Bulls on top 78-75.
The teams swapped the lead until Cash hit another three with three minutes left to make it 85-83. His shot put the Bulls in front for good.
The Bulls remain unbeaten at 4-0. The Suns are 1-3.
Asil Cash led all scorers with 43 points. Brant Silvia had 19 points for the Bulls. Damon Mello scored 17 and was a perfect 8-for-8 from the foul line.
Sterling Bishop (29 points) and James Holenko (25) had the hot hands for the Suns.
The Lakers and Heat contested the nightcap on Monday’s twinbill. The game was a contest for one quarter, but the Heat blazed out of the gate in the second period and scorched the Lakers, 117-87.
The Heat’s Clark Agnew was a beast at both ends of the court, scoring 26 points and piling up a passel of rebounds and blocks. Matt Rivers (25 points), Sandy Fisher (20), Tim Scott (19), and John Swan (19) also shot in double figures for the Heat, who improved to 2-2.
Jeff LaBell led the 1-3 Lakers with a game-high 35 points and scored seven three-pointers. Other Lakers to hit double digits were John Healy with 16 points and Dale Rogers with 11.