Jamesmadsn 26 29 55
Hampton 24 25 49
Date of game: 12/21/2013

Recap: Hampton vs. James Madison

Richmond, VA (SportsNetwork.com) - Ron Curry paced all scorers with 19 points, as the James Madison Dukes downed the Hampton Pirates, 55-49, as part of the second annual Governor's Holiday Hoops Classic at Richmond Coliseum.

Curry shot 7-of-10 from the field for JMU (4-9), including 3-of-5 from 3-point range. While no one else scored in double figures for the Dukes, Tom Vodanovich and Taylor Bessick were active on the glass with 11 and 10 rebounds, respectively.

For Hampton (5-7), which shot just 31.6 percent from the field on the afternoon, Brian Darden led the way with 14 points. Ke'Ron Brown tallied 12 points and nine rebounds, while Du'Vaughn Maxwell added 10 points.

Although JMU outshot Hampton from the field in the first half, 50 percent to 27.6 percent, it carried just a 26-24 lead into intermission. The Pirates attempted nine more field goals than the Dukes and outscored them at the free- throw line, 6-3, to keep the score close.

JMU struggled after halftime, shooting just 8-of-21 from the field and 9-of-18 from the free-throw line, but they held on to a single-digit advantage throughout the second half.

The Dukes overcame 18 turnovers by shooting 7-of-17 from 3-point range. Hampton was only 6-of-25 from beyond the arc.

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