Curry Pulls Away in the Second Half, 71-60

Curry Pulls Away in the Second Half, 71-60
MILTON, Mass.--Western New England senior co-captain Damon Alston scored a game-high 22 points, but it wasn't enough as the Golden Bears fell at league-leader Curry, 71-60, in Commonwealth Coast Conference men's basketball action at the Colonels Student Center on Wednesday. The Golden Bears dip to 7-15 overall and 5-10 in the CCC, while the Colonels move to 16-6 on the season and 13-2 in the league.

Dennis Rinaldi added 17 points on 6-of-8 field goal shooting, eight rebounds and three steals for the Golden Bears, who shot 38.6 percent from the floor and 53.3 percent from the free throw line.

Sedale Jones paced four Curry scorers in double-figures with 19 points, followed by Antonio Jones had 17, A.J. Stephens came off the bench with 16 on 7-of-10 shooting and Lambros Papalambros, 13.

Alston scored on a layup to give WNE its only lead of the second half, 35-34, with 14 minutes and 49 seconds left.

With the game tied at 36-all, Papalambros converted a pair of free throws to spark an 8-0 run as Curry went up 44-36.

After Alston made a jumper, the Colonels rattled off 13 consecutive points to take a commanding 57-38 advantage at the 9:39 mark.

Western New England was able to eventually cut the deficit down to eight, but dug itself too deep a hole to overcome.

Curry also controlled the glass by outrebounding WNE 47 to 30. Freshman Zack Askew tied Rinaldi with eight rebounds to lead WNE. Stephens led the Colonels with 14.

Curry led at halftime 28-20.