BRONX, N.Y. -- Quincy Douby pumped in 25 points to lead the Brooklyn Beats to a 78-57 quarterfinal round victory over Connecticut Select on Friday night at the 2001 Golden Hoops Tournament.
Douby netted 20 of his 25 in the first half as the Beasts jumped out to a 42-29 lead at the half-time break.
Connecticut Select cut into the lead in the third quarter, slicing it to single digits at one juncture. But then combo guard Malik McCullough heated up for the Beasts, scoring many of his 15 points in a decisive fourth quarter run that wrapped up the win for the Beasts.
Guard Sam Payton led Connecticut with 16 points, while forwards Karo Edwards and Bryan Smith each chipped in 10 points apiece in defeat.
Connecticut was without the services of guard Danny Oglesby and forward Charles Easterling.
Likewise, the Beasts, who are also playing in another tournament in New York City this weekend, were without Sam Mejia and David Seals, among others.
The Beasts advanced to Saturday evening's semifinal round, where they will face Sandy Pyonin's N.J. Roadrunners.