Indians drop 74-68 decision at Mars Hill
Saturday, January 28, 2006 | by Newberry still searching for first road win of the season

MARS HILL, N.C. – Sammy Monroe led the Indians with 15 points while Clemente Martin added eight points and 11 rebounds but Newberry was unable to overcome yet another halftime deficit as they lost at Mars Hill, 74-68, Saturday afternoon. Walt Baxley of Mars Hill led all scorers with 23 points.

Newberry (6-12, 1-6 South Atlantic) drops their second straight game and is now 0-9 on the season when playing on the road. Mars Hill (9-11, 3-4 SAC) pulls ahead in the conference’s three-way tie for fifth place. Newberry trailed by 13 with 5:30 remaining in the contest before attempting yet another comeback late in the game.

The Indians were able to pull as close as 70-68 with approximately 40 seconds remaining in the contest, but was unable to seal the deal. A tough Zach Chandler foul was called with 34 seconds and the ensuing free throws sealed the day.

Mars Hill held a five-point advantage at the break, 38-35, behind Walt Baxley’s 16 first half points. Alonzo Hinds paced Newberry with nine first half points while Clemente Martin brought down six rebounds.

Newberry held Mars Hill close throughout the first period as the Indians shot 39% to Mars Hill’s 41%. Both teams were able to drop down three long range shots in the first half and both teams’ free throw shooting was comparable.

Newberry gets a week off before a Feb. 4 match-up against Carson-Newman in the friendly confines of Eleazer Arena.

Newspaper Box Score
Newberry vs Mars Hill College
01/28/06 4:00 p.m. at Mars Hill, NC (Stanford Arena)
MARS HILL COLLEGE 74, NEWBERRY 68
NEWBERRY (9-11/3-4 SAC)
Monroe, Sammy 6-15 2-4 15; Chandler, Zach 5-20 2-3 13; Hinds, Alonzo 4-5 0-0 9; Martin, Clemente 4-7 0-4 8; Ezumba, Seven 2-4 2-4 6; Alexander, Matt 2-3 2-3 6; Burke, Tommy 1-7 2-2 5; Etheridge, Cory 2-5 0-0 4; Frazier, Antoinne 0-2 2-2 2. Totals 26-68 12-22 68.
MARS HILL COLLEGE (6-12/1-6 SAC)
Baxley, Walt 6-16 8-9 23; McDowell, Elliott 5-8 5-8 15; Blake, Tony 5-6 2-4 12; Aline, Chris 3-6 3-4 9; McIver, Jamison 3-8 2-4 8; Maxwell, Marques 1-5 0-0 3; Hippolyte, James 1-3 0-1 2; Hamilton, Mark 1-1 0-0 2; Miller, Andy 0-1 0-0 0; Matus, Christian 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 25-55 20-30 74.
Newberry......................   33   35  -   68
Mars Hill College.............   38   36  -   74
3-point goals-Newberry 4-21 (Hinds, Alonzo 1-1; Burke, Tommy 1-6; Monroe, Sammy 1-5; Chandler, Zach 1-8; Martin, Clemente 0-1), Mars Hill College 4-12 (Baxley, Walt 3-5; Maxwell, Marques 1-3; McIver, Jamison 0-1; Matus, Christian 0-1; McDowell, Elliott 0-2). Fouled out--Newberry-Burke, Tommy, Mars Hill College-None. Rebounds-Newberry 42 (Martin, Clemente 11), Mars Hill College 39 (Aline, Chris 9). Assists-Newberry 7 (Alexander, Matt 3), Mars Hill College 13 (McIver, Jamison 3; Blake, Tony 3). Total fouls-Newberry 26, Mars Hill College 21. A-778