Friday, February 20, 2015

GRU wins 9th straight (11th of last 12) in a rout of Francis Marion

GRU punctuated its nine game winning streak Wednesday with a 101-75 rout of Francis Marion, handing head coach Dip Mettress his 250th win with the Jaguars.  The team is playing fantastically. Five players scored in double figures Saturday (Devonte Thomas 21, Keshun Sherrill 19, Devon Wright-Nelson 14, Vlad Cobzaru 13, Henry McCarthy 13) and another (Keith Crump) added 9 points, 9 assists and 7 rebounds en route to GRU's highest scoring total of the season.

The Jags face Lander Saturday.  Click here to see my reporting
of the first meeting between the teams (the game that made
me knick name Keshun Sherrill "Superman.")
The Jags will close the regular season in style with a nationally televised homecoming game versus Lander Saturday at noon and a "blackout" game Wednesday against arch rival USC Aiken at home.  The Jags (21-5, 13-4) are tied for first place with UNC Pembroke in the East Division of the Peach Belt Athletic Conference and ranked 5th in the first Southeast Region poll. Saturday's game with Lander is a must see, especially given the significance, and more importantly the entertainment value, of the teams' first meeting six weeks ago.

The Jags entered that contest with a 2-3 conference record.  GRU would not only earn a thrilling 97-88 overtime win (this is the game I gave Sherrill the "Superman" nickname!),  but they would ignite the eleven-wins-in-twelve-games run coach Metress's team is currently enjoying.

Check out the video above in which I report on the Jaguars' hottest scoring game of the season.  And go Jags!

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