(Wenham MA) It was a scoring drought of epic proportions.
Gordon (12-8) broke away from a competitive game with Curry (1-19) in the second half during that drought and rolled to a, 88-69, win on Tuesday night in Commonwealth Coast Conference action.
The Colonels’ offense was shut down entirely for six minutes in the second half and Scots put twenty-one unanswered points together. That run turned a GC 64-52 lead into an 85-52 rout with 5 ½ minutes left. Great time for the reserves for both squads the rest of the way.
Garrisson Duvivier had his best statistical game of this season on short minutes (21). The productive sophomore registered a career high in blocks (six) including two in the last minute of the first half.
Both Garrisson and Sam Johnson turned in double/doubles in this one.
Gordon had serious trouble with Curry in December, trailing by as many as fifteen in the second quarter. No such lead the second time around but the visitors were tied with GC, 47-47, five minutes into the second half.
Two free throws by Garrisson, an old-fashioned 3-point play by Sam Johnson, and layups by Jaren Yang and Sam fashioned a 9-point run and Gordon gained separation, 56-47.
A couple of minutes later the disastrous scoring drought kicked in for Curry. The Colonels misfired twelve straight times and had several turnovers added in. That was no way to break a thirty game CCC losing streak.
Curry was missing its top two scorers and its best rebounder. Jared Johnson led CC with twenty points. Kiernan Carroll had a double/double for the Colonels.
Josh Ribeiro hit career highs in points (eleven) and efficiency (14).
Jake Hart had another solid game for GC with eleven points and five assists.
Garrisson Duvivier 36 (23 pts,16 rebs,6 blocks, 4 steals)
Kieran Carroll 17 (12 rebs, 10 pts)
Jared Johnson 16 (20 pts)
Sam Johnson 16 (12 pts, 13 rebs)
Jake Hart 15 (11 pts, 5 assists)
Curry lost to Salve Regina by a point earlier this season. Their last league win was on February 21, 2015 against Salve.
The only downer in this game for the home team was an elbow injury to Noah Szilagyi. No way to know the severity of it at this point.
Next game is with our Beverly neighbors on Saturday at 3PM. Sam Johnson (Gordon’s only senior) will be recognized.
The Gulls are 16-4 and have won four straight. Last time the Scots trailed by one and had the ball with a chance to win the game. Didn’t get it done that time. Saturday would be an excellent time to upset the CCC’s top team.
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