The Byrd Cage

Belmont Beats UNF 83-69: In Jenkins We Trust

In Game Posts on January 31, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Another huge game for Blake Jenkins.  I could not be more excited at the new life he has injected into the team.  With trouble so far this year at the power forward position, Jenkins has stepped in and has grown into the role, seemingly gaining confidence with each possession and showing a great understanding of his new role in the defense for major minutes in the game.

In the past three games Jenkins has started, he has scored 41 points and gone 17-24, shooting an amazing .720 FG% .

As a Bruins lover, I cannot be more excited.  Seeing this sophomore step into that position not only gives me hope for this season, but actually gets me excited for next season (something I previously was not so excited about).

Belmont also scored 17 points from turnovers, Hedgepeth scored 10 in the first half, and Belmont forced 11 turnovers in the first 20 minutes.  All great things.  Belmont let things get a way a bit at the end of the game, a prime example Drew Hanlen rushing the ball down the court with 3 minutes left in the game, only to get some lip from Coach Byrd.

Overall, Belmont has come away from their USC-Upstate loss with 3 good wins against A-Sun opponents.  Let’s hope we can keep this momentum through Friday.

Post-Game Interviews (Via

The Good:  Blake Jenkins and 16 points from Kerron Johnson.

The Bad:  5 turnovers from Johnson

The Ugly:  Ended The Game Weak


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