Curry double-double lifts Dillard past EdwardWaters, 76-67

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Senior center scores a career-high 22 points and grabs 10 rebounds in Bleu Devils win

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (DU) – Rick Curry’s 22-point, 10-rebound performance helped give Dillard a 76-67 road victory against Edward Waters Monday night.

The Tigers (7-8, 2-2 GCAC) had a tough time dealing with Curry on the block as the senior shot 9-14 from the field and was 4-7 from the charity stripe. The senior center scored a career-high while picking up his third double-double of the season.

Curry led the Bleu Devils in scoring for the second straight game and has scored in double-figures in eight consecutive games.

Dillard (10-5, 3-0 GCAC) trailed by two, 30-28, at the half thanks to a 3-pointer at the buzzer from Tyrell Alcorn, who scored a season-high 13 points.

The Bleu Devils continue to lean on the senior leadership of Jessie Ward, who finished with 21 points and seven rebounds. Ward was clutch down the stretch knocking down back-to-back 3-pointers in a 29-second span to give Dillard a 67-62 lead with 5:09 remaining.

Jeffrey Drake Todd and Jeron Rogers finished with nine and seven points, respectively. Todd also added five assists and five boards, while Rogers grabbed nine rebounds.

Rebounding and the long ball were key factors in the game as the Bleu Devils won both battles. Dillard out-rebounded Edward Waters, 40-32, and shot 58 percent from behind the arc knocking down 10 3-pointers, while the Tigers shot 20 percent (4-20 3FG).

The Bleu Devils return to action against Rust in Dent Hall Saturday at 5 p.m. CT.

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