Boys Basketball: Curie tops Dunbar despite ‘unacceptable’ performance
Updated: January 19, 2012 8:57PM
With the much-anticipated showdown with No. 15 Young on Sunday, Curie played sluggish despite earning a 69-54 win over Dunbar in a Red-Central matchup Thursday.
The No. 5 Condors only led by seven points at halftime, 32-25, but did manage to make it a 57-44 lead after three.
Curie pushed it to a 20-point, 65-45 margin with 5:14 remaking in the fourth quarter before the reserves closed out the game.
Mike Oliver was not happy with his team comminting 29 turnovers along with two technical fouls.
“This was totally unacceptable, it was the worse game I have been apart of in my 10 years at Curie,” Oliver said. “We don’t take anybody or anything for granted. That’s not how we play, that’s the reason there are no names on these jerseys. This is Curie basketball, not anyone person but Curie.”
Cliff Alexander led the Condors (16-1, 7-0) with 21 points and 12 rebounds while Malcolm Hill-Bey scored 12 points and Devin Foster added 10.
Dejuan Appleberry led Dunbar (10-3, 3-3) with 21 points for the Mightymen while William Davis followed up with 11.
Dunbar coach George Montgomery said his team needs to start believing they can play with the city’s elite.
“We have the talent, it’s about effort and believing that you are supposed to beat these teams,” said Montgomery. “We can be as good as anybody if we come to play its the little things that are killing us.”