NEWBERRY, S.C. Ė Newberry College capitalized on a twelve-minute Anderson College scoring drought to down Anderson, 65-50, Monday night in college basketball action at Eleazar Arena. The Indian win avenged an earlier loss to the Trojans, a 83-71 December 12th setback in Anderson.
Newberry (4-6, 0-0 South Atlantic) broke open a 5-5 tie after a minute and a half of play by scoring 16 unanswered points, 6 of those coming from junior forward Reggie Coleman. Anderson (5-3, 2-0 CVAC) would fall behind by as much as 20 points, closing to 35-20 at the half, and could never edge closer than 10, that deficit coming at 7:29 remaining in the game.
Colemanís 12 points paced the Indians, while both Rashaad Carter and Brandon Moses pitched in 10 each. ACís senior guard Joel Zimmerman had the high hand in scoring with 19, and junior forward Kennedy Bass added 12.
Carter and Moses each turned in highlight plays near the end of the game to stimulate the crowd and recharge the home team. Brandon Moses drove left side baseline to the hoop, elevated outside the paint with two defenders attempting to block, and placed an off-hand reverse layup softly off the glass at 2:44 to make the score 60-45. Two possessions later, Andersonís Osvaldo Haynes attempted what appeared to be a sure layup off a dump pass, until Carter skied to reject the shot into the bleachers three rows deep.
Newberry hosts its second contest of the week Wednesday night, as head coach David Conrady squares off against his former team, North Greenville. Tip off is at 7:30 p.m.