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Curie had it going so well against visiting Kenwood Thursday that even coach Mike Oliver couldn't find a fault in his team's performance. Junior center Cliff Alexander scored 14 points to go along with nine rebounds, four blocks and five assists to lead the Condors to a 86-35 win.
The Broncos had taken Curie to the wire the past two years, but this time it wasn't close.
The Condors (4-4, 4-0 Red-Central) forced Kenwood into 32 turnovers while committing only two. They also took advantage of the long ball, sinking 12 three-pointers in the game. By halftime it was all over, as they jumped out to a 44-7 lead behind Marcellus Davis, who scored 15 points on five three-pointers in the first half. Josh Stamp drained three three-pointers and finished with 11 points for Curie.
"We shot the ball very. I think we are starting to gel at the right time," Oliver said. ''This is the way you want to go into conference play.”
Zach Clark and Remy Price pced Kenwood (5-3, 1-3) with six points apiece.
Kenwood coach James Maley said his team was overmatched.
“Our main focus was to stop Cliff and I think we did a good job initially, but on days when they shoot the ball the way they did today there was nothing we could do,” Maley said. “Our poor shooting and execution never allowed us to get into the game. We played them pretty tough lately, but this is a learning experience.
''Maybe we can use this and turn the table on them in a couple of years.''