Feb 06, 2013
Curry’s biggest lead of the first period (28-18) came after junior A.J. Stephens (Stamford, Conn.) completed a three-point play with 53 seconds on the clock. Freshman Sinclair Lewis (Bristol, Conn.) made a layup to cut WNE’s deficit to eight heading into intermission.
The Golden Bears took their only lead of the second half (35-34) after senior Damon Alston (New Britain, Conn.) converted a layup with 14:49 remaining in regulation. With 9:39 left in the second frame, junior Lambros Papalambros (Quincy, Mass.) split a pair from the charity stripe to give the Colonels their biggest lead of the game (57-38).
WNE chipped away and pulled to within eight (62-54) after freshman DeWayne Wynn (Bristol, Conn.) made a layup with 2:23 on the clock, but that was as close as the Golden Bears would come. Curry maintained a comfortable lead en route to the 71-60 final.
Sedale Jones scored 11 of his 19 points from the charity stripe. Stephens recorded a double-double with 16 points and a game-high 14 rebounds. Sophomore Antonio Jones (Boston, Mass.) added 17 points, while Papalambros scored 13.
Alston poured in a game-best 22 points. Junior Dennis Rinaldi (Harrison, N.Y.) recorded 17 points. Freshman Zack Askew (Middletown, Conn.) and Rinaldi pulled down eight boards apiece.
Both teams return to CCC action at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. The Colonels travel to Endicott, while the WNE hosts Eastern Nazarene.