Newberry scores 95 but gives up 113 in loss to Catawba
Wednesday, February 8, 2006 | by courtesy Catawba Sports Information

SALISBURY, N.C. - The Indians saw their second-largest offensive output of the season tonight, but unfortunately gave up a season-high point total as Catawba knocked off Newberry, 113-95, in South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball action on Wednesday night at Goodman Gym. 

Catawba improves to 18-6 overall and 6-3 in the SAC, placing six players in double figures .  Newberry falls to 7-13 and 2-7.

Newberry started hot out of the gates and grabbed an early 27-19 lead after nine minutes.  Catawba heated up after that and took the lead for good at 29-28 on a three-pointer by Jamel Hamilton (Virginia Beach, Va.).  Catawba led 47-42 at the half and shot 74% in scoring 66 second-half points. 

Catawba led 79-70 with nine minutes to play then used a 9-0 run to put the game away.  Catawba shot 59% for the game and made 13-of-25 from behind the arc, hitting on 12 of its last 18 from long range.  Newberry hit on 50% of its field goals.

Helgi Magnusson (Reykjavik, ICELAND) scored 18 points and dished out eight assists to lead Catawba.  Hamilton, Chris Wooldridge (Norfolk, Va.) and Jason Diggs (Christiansburg, Va.A) all added 17 points.  Jolly Manning (Rocky Mount, N.C.) and Brian Graves (Newport News, Va.) both added 13 points.  Sammy Monroe (Mt. Olive, N.C.) posted a game-high 23 points for Newberry, while Zach Chandler (Greenville, S.C.) added 22. 

Newspaper Box Score
Newberry Indians vs Catawba Indians
2-8-06 8:10 pm at Salisbury,NC (Goodman Gym)
CATAWBA INDIANS 113, NEWBERRY INDIANS 95
NEWBERRY INDIANS (7-13, 2-7 SAC)
Monroe, Sammy 9-17 4-8 23; Chandler, Zach 7-14 5-6 22; Jeter, Jerrell 3-5 6-8 12; Etheridge, Cory 4-11 2-2 11; Marshall, Keith 3-3 0-0 8; Alexander, Matt 2-5 3-4 7; Dease, Michael 3-8 0-0 6; Burke, Tommy 2-3 0-1 6; Butler, Mark 0-0 0-0 0; Kennedy, Lane 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 33-66 20-29 95.
CATAWBA INDIANS (18-6, 6-3 SAC)
Magnusson, Helgi 7-11 2-3 18; Diggs, Jason 6-10 1-2 17; Hamilton, Jamel 6-12 1-2 17; Wooldridge, Chris 6-8 5-8 17; Graves, Brian 4-9 4-5 13; Manning, Jolly 6-7 1-2 13; Gibson, Jorvewe 4-4 0-0 9; Thomson, Andy 1-2 2-2 4; Williams, Darion 1-2 0-0 3; Monroe, Norman 1-5 0-0 2; Magnusson, Finnur 0-1 0-0 0; Murphy, Ahmad 0-0 0-0 0; Frasier, Brian 0-0 0-0 0; Bartasius, Rokus 0-0 0-0 0; Moir, Jordan. Totals 42-71 16-24 113.
Newberry Indians..............   42   53  -   95
Catawba Indians...............   47   66  -  113
3-point goals-Newberry Indians 9-19 (Chandler, Zach 3-5; Burke, Tommy 2-2; Marshall, Keith 2-2; Monroe, Sammy 1-3; Etheridge, Cory 1-3; Dease, Michael 0-3; Alexander, Matt 0-1), Catawba Indians 13-25 (Hamilton, Jamel 4-7; Diggs, Jason 4-6; Magnusson, Helgi 2-6; Graves, Brian 1-2; Williams, Darion 1-2; Gibson, Jorvewe 1-1; Thomson, Andy 0-1). Fouled out—Newberry Indians-None, Catawba Indians-None. Rebounds-Newberry Indians 33 (Jeter, Jerrell 7), Catawba Indians 36 (Manning, Jolly 5; Magnusson, Helgi 5). Assists-Newberry Indians 15 (Alexander, Matt 5), Catawba Indians 24 (Magnusson, Helgi 8). Total fouls-Newberry Indians 19, Catawba Indians 22. A-471