CLINTON, S.C. - The Newberry College men's basketball team was held to its lowest point output of the season by Presbyterian College, losing 70-43, in South Atlantic Conference action Saturday.
Newberry (8-9, 3-5 SAC) was led in scoring by Clemente Martin (Freeport, Bahamas), who scored 10 points, and was the sole Indian in double digits.
Presbyterian (12-7, 5-3 SAC) was paced by Bryan Bostic, who went 4-of-5 from three-point territory en route to 15 points.
The Blue Hose scored the first nine points of the game before Martin hit the first Newberry bucket with 17:04 left in the first half.
The Indians narrowed the deficit to six points on a layup by Zach Chandler (Greenville, S.C.) with 1:18 left in the half. However, Newberry fouls allowed PC to extend its lead to 14 at the half, 38-24.
Presbyterian kept the momentum going into the second half, effectively sealing a win with a 22-4 run over the first 7:02 of the second half to extend the lead to 60-28 with 11:42 remaining. Both teams emptied the bench, as every player on both teams saw action in the second half.
Keith Marshall (St. Stephen, S.C.) and Chandler tied for second on the Newberry scoring charts with seven points apiece.
The Indians hit the road for their next contest, as they play the Carson-Newman Eagles at Holt Fieldhouse in Jefferson City, Tenn. on Wednesday. Tipoff is slated for 8 p.m.