By RENALDO DORSETT
Tribune Sports Reporter
SHERMAN Robinson scored a season high as his role increases with the Newberry College Wolves in NCAA Division II basketball.
Robinson scored 16 points on 6-11 from the field in 22 minutes off the bench in an 82-64 loss to No.15 ranked Lincoln Memorial.
Robinson, a Grand Bahama native, is one of two Bahamians on the Newberry roster alongside Malik Joseph out of Eleuthera. Joseph got the start and finished with two points and four rebounds in 13 minutes. The Wolves fell to 6-7, 6-5 in the South Atlantic Conference.
Following the loss to LMU, the home matchup against Mars Hill was postponed and will be made up at a later date to be determined, due to COVID-19 protocols.
The Wolves will look ahead to a January 15 matchup against Catawba College. Robinson’s season high effort against LMU came after he finished with eight points and a team high seven rebounds in a 66-65 win over Lenoir-Rhyne. His past two appearances have been his best of the season and the only games where he played in double figures minutes for the first time in the programme. He is averaging 3.9 points per game.
Over the past three games he is averaging 10 points and 4.7 rebounds per game while shooting 58 percent from the field. Joseph’s best performance of his freshman season was a 17 point performance in just 14 minutes off the bench of a November 23 win over Wingate. He is averaging 3.8 points and 2.7 rebounds per game. Robinson began his collegiate basketball career with the Navarro College Runnin’ Bulldogs at the JuCo level and transferred to Newberry this fall.
The 6’8”, 215-pound swingman is a product of the St George’s Jaguars and followed at Legacy Early College Lions in Greenville, South Carolina.
Joseph, a 6’3” guard, came to Newberry following his senior season with the Southside Christian Sabres in South Carolina in the state’s 3A - private school class.