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Stephen Curry Watches Wildcats Pull Away From VMI

by | Dec 6, 2017 | Sports

Sophomore Jon Axel Gudmundsson drives through several VMI Keydets to make the layup and earn the foul.

DAVIDSON, N.C.Jon Axel Gudmundsson scored 22 points and Peyton Aldridge added 20 to lead Davidson past VMI, 74-51, in non-conference men’s basketball action Tuesday evening at Belk Arena.

Senior Peyton Aldridge lofts the ball over the extended reach of VMI’s Tyler Creammer.

With the school’s all-time leading scorer and two-time NBA MVP/Champion Stephen Curry in attendance, Gudmundsson finished 10-of-12 from the free-throw line, grabbed 7 rebounds and had 4 steals. [See more photos of Curry in the photo slideshow on the front of the sports page of News Of Davidson.]

Aldridge also recorded 7 boards and handed out a game-high 7 assists for the Wildcats.

A two-possession contest with 8:37 to play, Davidson (4-3) put the game out of reach with a 17-4 run, pushing the lead to 68-49.

The Wildcats were impressive at the defensive end, holding the Keydets to just 38 percent shooting.

Despite a sluggish start, Davidson had 11 assists on as many field goals in the opening half, before going to the break up, 34-27.

Freshman Kellan Grady goes in for a layup from long distance, and the VMI player is forced to be a spectator.

In addition to a 38-30 advantage on the glass, the Wildcats forced 17 turnovers, which resulted in 30 points at the other end.

Austin Vereen led three VMI (3-5) players in double figures with 12 points.

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