Thursday, January 19, 2017

Augusta routes Flagler; Sherrill passes 2,000 points

*A scroll down the top of the timelines of the @AugBball Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram accounts will show video highlights, live updates, and pictures from Augusta's win over Flagler, including video footage of Keshun Sherrill being honored for scoring his 2,000th point and an interview with Sherrill.

Augusta University topped Flagler 84-49 Wednesday at home to win its seventh straight game. Senior All American guard Keshun Sherrill led the way with 20 points, and sophomore Tyvez Monroe added 16 on 4-5 shooting from deep. Sherrill and Monroe each scored 13 points during the first half, which Augusta started with a 19-0 game opening run. The Jaguars would hold the Saints to only 20 first half points, taking a 36-20 halftime lead that ballooned from that point.

Sherrill made a long jumper in the second half to score his 2,000th career point. The only other Peach Belt Conference player to score that many points was former Jaguar Ben Madgen, Augusta's all time scoring leader.

During Augusta's streak, which began at Pembroke on January 2, the Jaguars have beaten opponents by an average margin of 18 points per game. But comparing the point differential in January's four road games (6 points per game) to the month's four home games (27 points per contest) indicates that the coming two game road trip (at Francis Marion Saturday and at Armstrong State Wednesday) will be much more difficult than this week's home stand, in which Augusta drilled Young Harris by 32 and Flagler by 35.

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