Sports recap: Transy men’s basketball

Michael Jefferson goes up for a layup earlier in the season. Photo courtesy of JD Marshall.

The Transy men’s basketball team has taken this week by storm with two dominating victories in conference play against Mt. Saint Joseph (84-100) and Anderson (75-91). This comes from a dominating 36 point game from Junior guard Michael Jefferson against MSJ and then a 20 point game against Anderson. Transylvania (10-7,6-4 HCAC) is hot right now and all the fans including myself couldn’t help but just watch Michael Jefferson dominate over the opponents with the majority of his shooting from the three point line during Wednesday’s game against MSJ. Then, a double-double with 20 points and 11 assists against Anderson. Junior forward Lucas Gentry on Saturday against Anderson also recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

After reaching out to sophomore forward JD Marshall on his thoughts over the last week, he said: “Team chemistry is good right now, and with us on a three game hot streak we have come together and started to gel.”

I think that every fan is seeing this team come together and wants to see them continue to dominate. After asking what the keys are to the rest of the season, Marshall said: “Staying focused and just getting what we need to get done in practice.”  He continued by saying, “Defense has been key and the reason for such good defense is our chemistry.”

Marshall added, “Brandon Cromwell (Fr, guard) has really stepped up this past week and has been playing really well while doing a lot of the little things that don’t show up in the stat book.”

Coach Lane has obviously been putting in work in and out of the office and has high expectations for a fantastic 2020.