Alexander, Curie survive city rival Simeon

Alexander, Curie survive city rival Simeon
February 17, 2014, 4:45 pm
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Although receiving limited touches in the tough quarterfinal win against city rival Simeon, No. 2 prospect, Kansas-bound power forward Cliff Alexander managed to still prove why he is one of the top players in the country.

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The senior finished with 16 points, 12 rebounds, and six blocks in the 71-64 victory at Chicago State University Sunday night.

"It gets frustrating sometimes, but I've got to play through it," Alexander said to the media. "My guards played well. They were doubling me and some guys stepped up real big in the second half."

Alexander had the scoring support of teammates Josh Stamps (14 points), Devin Gage (13) and Joe Stamps (13) to pull out the win. And while this victory was a great one for the program, it puts the squad one step closer to the highly-anticipated matchup against Whitney Young and No. 1 prospect, Duke-bound center Jahlil Okafor. But before this game can take place, Curie will have to survive the upcoming semi-final match-up against Hyde Park on Wednesday.