Sherman-Newsome nets game-high 24 in Colgate win

January 3, 2015

Damon Sherman-Newsome basketballDamon Sherman-Newsome reached double figures for the 13th time in 15 games after netting a game-high 24 points as Colgate University beat Bucknell 68-62 in New York.

The Anchorage native made 6-of-11 shots to go along with a career-high 10-of-12 from the free-throw line. He made his final 10, including six to ice the game in the closing moments.

The 6-foot-5 senior guard helped Colgate start 2-0 in the Patriot League for the first time since 1999.

It didn’t come easily as Colgate rallied from a 13-point halftime deficit.

Sherman-Newsome, of Bartlett High fame, spearheaded the comeback.

“Obviously, Damon was huge down the stretch for us,” Colgate coach Matt Langel told the school’s website. “We battled a lot of adversity. Our seniors were in foul trouble. We kind of had to throw some other guys in there and Damon stepped up and became stable for us on the offensive end as well as on the defensive end, which is critical to winning league games. After missing his first two, he nailed 10 straight and iced the game there at the end.”

Sherman-Newsome, of Bartlett High fame, raised his season scoring average to 14.5 points in 15 games.

He is shooting 48 percent from the floor and making an average of two 3s per game.