JamesOn Curry's scoring touch was needed in Monday's playoff game against North Pitt and he didn't disappoint. He came out of the locker room smoking in the second half and scored 16 consecutive points.
EA took a page out of the North Carolina playbook and found a cutting Curry for a series of backdoor hits. His compact, quick and lethal stroke from 3-point range didn't fail him and with guys draped all over him in the first half, he calmly kept his teammates involved.
When North Pitt straye away from its successful "Box and One" defensive tactic employed in the first half, Curry went to work in the third quarter.
This scoring phenom is asked to do a lot on his high school team and that means be the primary scoring option, handle the basketball and keep the game at a pace EA favors. Because of the intense pressure from North Pitt which was able to center its entire defense around him, his turnover number was high. In fairness to him, he had a ton of responsibilities in this game.
When it was all over, he went 5-for-6 from the line in the fourth quarter to seal it up and solidify this as one of the best offensive outings we've seen all year.