The Buffalo 716ers paid tribute to Amir Billups, their late captain who was killed in an auto crash in Ohio last weekend, then went out and defeated the Philadelphia Flight, 143-114 at Tapestry Charter School Saturday afternoon. The 716ers retired the No. 1 worn by Billups, who played at Starpoint Central and Fredonia State.
The 716ers led 67-60 at halftime. They were led by Boris Calhoun Jr., who had 29 points. Devon Dawson had 25 points and former Buffalo State star Jake Simmons 22 for Buffalo.
Sunday, the 716ers will face the Erie Hurricane at Jamestown High School at 3 p.m.