CMU's Jeff Sherman Picks Up Win No. 500

3 years ago January 04, 2013 Jan 4, 2013 Friday, January 04 2013 Friday, January 04, 2013 8:51:59 AM CST in Basketball
Source: Nicholas Petrone - Press Release

LAMONI, IA -- Central Methodist University men's basketball coach Jeff Sherman picked up career win number 500 Thursday as the Eagles took care of Graceland University 84-64 inside the Closson Center.

Sherman becomes the ninth coach in NAIA Division I to surpass the 500-win plateau, and Central Methodist (10-6, 3-1 Heart of America Athletic Conference) remains within a game of first place in the league standings after defeating the Yellowjackets (4-11, 1-3 HAAC).

Thursday's game also matched father versus son for the first time, as Jeff's son, Matt, was on the sidelines for Graceland as an assistant coach. Matt was a standout player for the Eagles and his father on the hardcourt from 2006-10.

With the game tied at eight in the first half, the Eagles' Melvin Tillman drilled three of his game-high 19 points to start an 8-0 run. Caleb Shaw hit a trey at the 9:28 mark to push Central Methodist's advantage to 24-13. Elliott Black canned a bucket for the Eagles as time expired to give the visitor's a 37-28 upper hand at halftime.

Michael Banks, Jr. opened the second half with a shot from distance to push Central Methodist's lead back to double digits at 12 points. A Shaw bucket from behind the arc made the score 57-37 with 12:35 to go in the game, and the Eagles' second half advantage swelled to as many as 26 points, 65-39, at the 10:38 mark.

Black finished with 17 points and a game-high seven rebounds. Shaw and Robert Mason tallied 12 points apiece, as each played nailed four treys. Eric Franklin had a career-high 15 assists, one shy of the school's single-game record.

The Eagles fired on all cylinders offensively, shooting 56.1-percent (32-of-57) from the floor and 51.9-percent (14-of-27) from behind the arc.

Central Methodist outrebounded Graceland, 39-26.

The Eagles host Avila University for Free Admission Day on Saturday inside Puckett Field House. Tipoff is set for 4 p.m. CT.

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