Curry scores season low in big win

MEBANE, N.C. -- A night after scoring a near-record 65 points, JamesOn Curry was held to a "mere" 25 points as his Eastern Alamance squad blew out Southern Guilford 83-49 to close out the first half of the conference slate without a loss.

"I think that after last night playing a big game like we did, to come in here and win was great. We got out to a good start and kept building upon it, with Breon Lewis shooting very well today and JamesOn passing the ball a lot better tonight to a variety of players," said Eastern Alamance coach John Moon. "Not all of them turned into points, but I thought he played well coming off a 65-point performance."

It was clear from warm-ups that Curry did not have the usual elevation on his jump shot. He committed turnovers off the dribble that usually do not occur (9 in all), but was also more aggressive defensively.

Curry added 8 rebounds, 7 assists, and 6 steals in addition to 25 points.

"I tried to let it come to me, to drive a lot, and a drove -- just not much happened. I've got my teammates with me, though, and we won which in a conference game is all you can ask for," Curry said after the game.

With the win Eastern Alamance improved to 6-0 in the Mid-State 2A conference and Curry sees a bright future ahead for the much-improved team.

"I think at the beginning of the season we had some issues, people saying you aren't doing this and you aren't doing that," a grinning Curry said. "We got all of that settled and now we're progressing together, the team's progressing and because we're progressing we have a change to be great."

What about those 65 points last night? What was the story behind the outburst?

"They just got in a running game with us, and just kept running with us. They weren't getting back on defense and we moved well in transition, got some easy shots, and even in our offense we got good shots. JamesOn took those opportunities and converted," said Moon of Curry's performance.

Curry and Eastern Alamance play again Friday at home against High Point Andrews, and IC will be there.

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