(Amesbury MA) The Scots did not fall into the trap of taking Curry lightly.
The Colonels (1-16) led very briefly in the first half and then slid to a twelve-point deficit (37-25) at the half. After Gordon (11-6) scored the first eleven points of the second half, the game headed toward the assumed outcome.
Credit the Colonels for persistence. Lhereif Kenku canned twenty for them in the second half to hold down the final Gordon margin.
Curry joined the ranks of teams unable to shut down Garrisson Duvivier. GD already had a double/double by halftime and finished with sixteen points and a career-high twenty rebounds.
According to the Gordon website Garrisson is now 12th on the all-time scoring list. My unofficial records have him in 11th with 1212 points. I’ll need help getting that straight.
The Scots have now played three road games in the last five days. The big win at Roger Williams was offset by the loss Thursday night at Western New England. The win today at Curry gets Gordon set up for four straight home games.
How crucial are these home games? Very! Three of them are against teams (UNE, Nichols, Western New England) that have wins over GC. A little revenge? The other home game is against Wentworth, the team currently tied for second place in the Commonwealth Coast Conference with Gordon.
UNE defeated Endicott this afternoon in Biddeford (ME), dropping the Gulls into second play, so they will be a big challenge Wednesday night in the EARLY game (5:30).
Both Lheriet Kenku and teammate Kieran Carroll (20 points) put up good numbers for Curry. The issue, for Curry, was the unproductive rest of the team. Take away Lheriet and Kieran’s 17-for-32 overall field goal shooting and the rest of the team was a very low 8-for-38.
The Colonels have now lost fifteen straight this season. Their stretch of losses in the CCC now reaches forty-five and counting. Their last win was in February of 2015 against Salve Regina.
Eric Demers found enough open space to reach twenty-two points. He also took in six rebounds.
The Scots have won nine of their last eleven games.
Avelino Damoura made his debut last game. In game he cashed a three to earn his first GC points.
Garrisson Duvivier 34
Lheriet Kenku 22 (27 points,6 rebounds)
Eric Demers 21
Kieran Carroll 17 (20 points,6 rebounds)
Jake Haar 12 (10 points)