Monday, January 16, 2017

Augusta sweeps Young Harris; Men dominant in 90-58 blitz

5'9" Keshun Sherrill skies above 6'3" Ben Waterhouse to score 3 of his team high 16. 

All eleven Augusta University players scored in the Jaguars' 90-58 blowout win over Young Harris at home Monday. Keshun Sherrill (16), Kyle Doyle (15), Tyvez Monroe (14) and Aaron Byrd (12) all scored in double figures. The win was Augusta's sixth straight and the Jaguars (13-3, 6-2) continue their stay at the top of the Peach Belt Conference's eastern division standings. Young Harris, which entered the game as the western division leader, dropped its second straight to fall to 11-5 overall and 5-2 in league play.

Augusta dominated the three major categories of the game, making 50% of its field goals and 42% from deep; holding a talented Young Harris offense 25 points below its per game average; and rebounding 14 of its 33 missed field goals.

2017 has started in the best possible way for the Jags, whose winning streak began January 2nd with an 80-78 win against eastern division rival UNC Pembroke. Augusta has won three home games and three road games during the stretch. The Jaguars host Flagler (7-7, 2-6) Wednesday at 7:30 P.M.

Belcher's string of Fourth Quarter Points put Lady Jags over the top

Breonna O'Conner recorded 13 points and 7 steals Monday

Augusta's Lady Jaguars trailed Young Harris for less than 30 seconds before Joshlyn Belcher made back-to-back jumpers to erase a 40-39 fourth quarter deficit and put the Jags ahead 43-39 with 7:29 remaining. Augusta would not trail again, and Belcher made two free throws to give the Jaguars their final points and a 51-48 win, their third in four games.

All 7 of Belcher's points came in the final quarter. Teammate Breonna O'Conner led the Lady Jaguars with 13 points and 7 steals. Augusta (8-6, 3-5) hosts Flagler (2-13, 0-7) Wednesday at 5:30.

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