Sherman-Newsome nets 19, closing in on 1,000 career points

February 12, 2015

Damon Sherman-Newsome basketball

Damon Sherman-Newsome

As the snow was falling outside of Boston University, Anchorage’s Damon Sherman-Newsome was making it rain inside the gymnasium.

The Colgate University senior scored his team’s first seven points to open the second half and fuel a 76-69 victory that kept the Raiders in first place in the Patriot League.

Sherman-Newsome finished with 19 points on 7-of-16 shooting to push the Raiders to 9-4 in league, the first time the team has won nine league games since 2003.

Colgate still has five games left in Patriot League play.

The 6-foot-5 guard has reached double figures in 22 of 26 games this season to pave the way for a career-high 14.9 scoring average.

He is closing in on 1,000 career points, needing just 70 with a handful of games left. That would put him in exclusive company among Alaskans at the NCAA D1 level.

Top Alaska NCAA D1 Basketball Scorers
1,974 Trajan Langdon [Duke, East High]
1,607 Chris Devine [Santa Barbara, Chugiak High]
1,571 Kyle Bailey [Santa Clara, Lathrop High]
1,506 Carlos Boozer [Duke, Juneau-Douglas High]
1,389 Damen Bell-Holter [Oral Roberts, Ketchikan High]
1,341 Mario Chalmers [Kansas, Bartlett High]
1,337 Andre Laws [San Diego, East High]
1,227 Jason Erickson [Montana State, Chugiak High]
938 Tony Reed [Montana, East High]
*930 Damon Sherman-Newsome [Colgate, Bartlett High]