Williams men's hoops beats PHS product Sedale Jones and Curry

Wednesday December 5, 2012

MILTON -- Sedale Jones did all he could, but in the end, the Williams College men's basketball team had too much firepower.

Jones scored a game-high 34 points for Curry, but three Eph starters each scored more than 20 points as Williams (6-1) got back on the winning track with a 97-93 victory Tuesday night.

Jones, the former All-Eagle MVP from Pittsfield High School and all-time leading scorer in Berkshire County high school history, was playing against his second NESCAC team this month. Jones had a career-high 41 points and went over the 1,000-point mark in Curry's 117-95 loss to Amherst.

On Tuesday, Jones fouled out with 1:06 left in the game after scoring 34 points on 11 of 20 from the floor, 4 of 9 from 3-point range and 8 of 10 from the free throw line. He had the game's lone double-double, pulling down 10 rebounds.

Mike Mayer had 26 points to lead Williams while James Klemm and Taylor Epley had 22 each.

The Ephs host Castleton State tonight at 7 p.m. Castleton is coached by Pittsfield native, and former St. Joseph's basketball standout, Paul Culpo.

The night started badly for Williams coach Mike Maker's team, as the Colonels jumped out to a quick 25-10 lead. Williams spent the rest of the half catching up and John Weinheimer's jumper made it 53-49 at the break.

The Ephs took their first lead on a 3-point hoop by Klemm with 18:54 left in the game, making it 55-53. The teams traded leads until Mayer's layup with 9:59 left put the Ephs up 70-69.

On the next play, Mayer pulled down a defensive board and threw an outlet pass to Epley, who slammed the ball home, and the Ephs hung on for the victory.

Four players scored in double figures for Curry (3-4), led by Jones and Lambros Papalambros' 20.


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