With thousands of fifth graders chanting "Defense!" in unison, senior Trevor Foreman stole the ball and assisted on a three point play by Keshun Sherrill, one of three straight fast break conversions by Augusta University that resulted in a 64-58 Jaguar lead, which turned into an 89-85 win over Coastal Georgia on Education Day.
|Sherrill scored a career high 43 Tuesday.|
The 7-0 run in which Foreman and Sherrill accounted for the all baskets and assists was a microcosm of the game. Both guards scored career highs and both were deciding factors in Augusta's win, which snaps a two game slide.
Foreman tallied 9 points, grabbed 6 steals, and dished 5 assists in his first start of the season. The Evans graduate changed the game by applying pressure to Coastal Georgia's ball handlers and did a fantastic job defensively after being switched to Dominic Early, who led Coastal Georgia with 34 points.
I joked with Trevor in the interview in the game report above about my giving him the "AugBball game ball" for his inspiring effort on a day when the guy I call Superman (Sherrill) posted a career high 43 points. As he often does, the retuning junior all American Sherrill made the spectacular look routine.
Playing much of the game beside two capable ball handlers (Foreman and freshman Aaron Byrd), the dynamic scorer whose 25 points per contest clip entering Tuesday's game just got a lot closer to 30 was free to hunt for scoring opportunities. As I said in the broadcast, it is never a bad thing for Augusta when Keshun is attacking offensively.
The 52 combined points from the backcourt went nicely with the collective 27 points and 14 rebounds from the Augusta raised inside duo of Tommy Williams (Richmond Academy) and Tamyrik Fields (Aquinas). The Jags (3-3, 0-0) now go on the road for their first two conference games, Thursday at Georgia Southwestern and Saturday at Montevallo.