Game Recap: Augusta Downs Paine In Instant Classic Game Recap: Augusta Downs Paine In Instant Classic

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AUGUSTA, Ga. – Check out the video game recap from Chad Cook at on the rivalry battle between Augusta University and Paine College.

Jaguar junior Keshun Sherrill scored 30 points, including seven in overtime, to lead Augusta to a 117-108 home win over crosstown rival Paine Saturday, Nov. 21. After Richmond Academy graduate Tommy Williams scored twice to give the Jaguars a 103-101 advantage, Sherrill's three pointer with 2:35 remaining in overtime gave the Jaguars its biggest lead since halftime, when Augusta held a 54-47 advantage.

Freshman Ja'Shawn Brooks scored 24 points off the bench. The Laney graduate made 6-of-8 field goal attempts, including 4-of-5 from deep, and 8-of-10 free throws. T. Williams added 19. Josey grad Keith Crump chipped in 18, and Aquinas grad Tamyrik Fields contributed 10. Talk about a "City Classic." That's the name this game was called during my childhood.

The game featured the most impressive offensive display I have seen in a long time. Paine's Denzel Dillingham scored 41 points and posted these incredible shooting stats: 13-20 FG, 5-8 3pt FG, 10-10 FT. The SIAC preseason player of the year led Paine all night. Teammate Arnis Libasz was spectacular as well, scoring 22 points while making 8-of-12 field goals and 4-of-7 from deep. Richmond Academy graduate Don Quarles scored 12 points, snatched 11 rebounds, and made the free throw that forced overtime.

The game, which was broadcast on WJBF, even had some unique "AugBball moments." At least that is what came to my mind when former Richmond Academy teammates T. Williams (Augusta) and Quarles (Paine) gave each other a big hug after the final buzzer. These two took Richmond deeper into the state playoffs than any Musketeer team in recent memory. They also played together for Augusta University graduate and former player, former Laney coach, and current Baldwin head coach Buck Harris's AAU team in 2010.

Brooks made a beeline to childhood friend Don Coleman when he came out of the locker room. Don came home from college to see his buddy play. And Jashawn didn't disappoint him!

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