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JV Dominates CCCC, 90-69
Release: 02/06/2013

by Gabriella Gaje

Chapel Hill - The Tar Heel junior varsity squad continued its winning streak with a victory in the Smith Center against Central Carolina Community College, 90-69, on Tuesday afternoon.

Central Carolina Community College had only six players on their roster and appeared to be at a disadvantage.

The Tar Heels started off with an early run, leading the Cougars 19-2 only a few minutes into gameplay. However, the run was short lived and Central Carolina was able to close the gap.

"We had a quick start and got a lot of shots in. I tried to get a lot of guys to have some playing time in the first half," Head coach C.B. McGrath said.

McGrath added that a lot of the play was inconsistent from both teams; one team would make a run, then the other team would respond with a run.

Sophomore Kyle Currie was a key player in the game, scoring 15 points, was 3-for-5 in 3-point shooting and garnered five rebounds.

"I was happy with myself tonight. I got a lot of easy shots off of assists, and they were shots I would expect myself to hit," Kyle said.

The last game of the season is on February 16, and it brings some bittersweet sentiments to the team.

"The team is excited for the last game; they've been doing a good job at practice and are still fighting for playing time, even though the end came quicker than expected," McGrath said.

As the end of his final season on the junior varsity team, Currie has nothing but good memories.

"I've had a lot of fun in these past two years. I could have played basketball at a smaller school but I transferred from UNCG so I could play JV basketball at UNC," Kyle said.

The Tar Heels end their season with a game against Fork Union Military Academy on Saturday, February 16 at 9 a.m. in the Smith Center. 

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