Cheyney's Curtis Registers Another Double Double
January 5, 2014
Cheyney University's Deshawn Curtis led all scorers with 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to record his fifth double double of the basketball season. However, Cheyney (2-11) came out on the short end of a 69-65 decision to Edinboro (6-6). Jerrod Johnson and Calvin Brown chipped in 13 and 12 points respectively for the Wolves.
With the Wolves leading 7-6, the Fighting Scots went on a 15-0 run to take a 21-7 lead midway through the first half. Cheyney immediately answered with a 20-3 run to take a 27-24 lead with just under two minutes to play in the half. Edinboro scored the final eight points of the half to break a 34-27 lead into the locker room at the brake.
A Curtis lay-up at the 12 minute mark brought the deficit down to three, 45-42. Over the next five minutes the Fighting Scots would outscore the Wolves 16-3 to take a 16 point lead (61-45), their largest of the afternoon. Cheyney would not make it easy for the Fighting Scots. Johnson capped a 14-0 with a lay-up for the Wolves that cut the lead to 61-59 with 2:35 to play. Edinboro was a perfect 6-6 from the charity stripe in the final minutes to preserve the victory.