Sherman-Newsome strikes again, leads PL in league scoring

January 25, 2015

Damon Sherman-Newsome Basketball

Photo by Mitchell Layton

Straightforward and hard-driving, Damon Sherman-Newsome of Anchorage keeps his game plan simple.

And he keeps getting the job done.

The Colgate University senior guard struck again, pumping in 16 points and scoring the go-ahead bucket with 19 seconds left to provide a 59-58 victory over Loyola in New York.

Colgate trailed by a deuce with 1:27 left before the Alaskan took over. First he made one of two free throws, then finished off a hard drive to the rack for the game-winning bucket.

“I got the ball screen and was able to make a play out of it,” he told me. “Felt really good to get a win in such a close game and get over that hump.

The 6-foot-5 star guard leads the Patriot League in conference scoring at 18.8 points per game.

“I just try to focus on playing hard and taking what the defense gives me and stay confident and aggressive no matter if my shots are falling or not,” he said. “I think it’s good for the team and me that I keep that mindset.”

Sherman-Newsome, of Bartlett High fame, is averaging 15.8 points in 21 games. He’s scored 19 or more in seven games, including a career-high 30 against Holy Cross.

Colgate is tied with Bucknell for the Patriot League lead at 6-2.