Assistant Sports Editor
The Anchormen first loss of the season came from a blowout loss to Worcester State University on Sunday, Nov. 28, however the Anchormen blew by the rest of their competition right after - picking up exactly where they left off from the start.
Senior Guard Keyshaun Jacobs has been the man at the forefront of the Anchormen offense. Jacobs scored 28 points against River University on Nov. 30 this past week, and just recently on Dec. 4 dropped 30 points in another blowout win against Castleton. He is their second-leading scorer on the season, averaging 24 points a game, right under his partner in crime, Junior Guard Shion Darby.
"I just want to win a ring, that's all. The accolades mean a lot, but if we aren't winning, it doesn't mean too much to me." Darby explains to an interviewer what it has been like being the go-to guy, the point guard leader, and the number one scoring option for this Anchormen offense. Just 18 points shy of his 1,000th in their recent win over Castleton, Darby started off the first half slow but picked up momentum as the course of the game continued, along with Jacobs. He finished with 14 points, right under Jacobs’ 30.
Connecting all the pieces to the puzzle for this Anchormen team with a few more honorable mentions on the season so far, including sophomore Jordan Riley and sophomore big man Ousmane Kourouma. Riley has been getting the spark going on the defensive end, averaging about two steals per game and Kourouma has been getting it done on both ends of the floor rebounding the ball averaging 13.6. He also just finished with an incredible double-double, 11 points, and a well-deserved 22 rebounds in the Anchormen’s recent win over Castleton.
Riley explains in a post-game interview, "The one thing the coach forces on us the most out of everything in practice and in between games is effort. He's very good at reading body language and if you're showing bad body language, it is not going to be a fun practice for you."
These four players have helped form the foundation of Anchormen basketball. At the end of the day, as Darby had mentioned earlier, all they need now is a championship under their belt. They can put up all the crazy numbers they please, but once they have a 'ship to show for it, then they will start to talk.
To keep up with the Anchormen's road to the Championship go to www.goanchormen.com to check out their full schedule.