Newberry falls at Carson-Newman, 90-71
Saturday, January 5, 2008 | by Four Indians score in double digits; Newberry sets SAC record for offensive boards

JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - The Newberry College Indians fell to 0-2 in the South Atlantic Conference with a 90-71 loss at Carson-Newman on Saturday night.

The Indians (5-6, 0-2 SAC) were led by 15 points from Clemente Martin (Freeport, Bahamas), who only saw 14 minutes of action due to foul trouble early in the second half.

Despite the loss, the Indians held a 52-42 advantage on the glass, including a South Atlantic Conference-record 28 offensive rebounds.  The previous conference record for offensive boards in a game was set by Elon on two occasions in 1992-93.

Grant Domsic (Winter Garden, Fla.) added 12 points, while Matt Alexander (Atlanta, Ga.) and Vytautas Valiulis (Vilnius, Lithuania) each scored 10.

Carson-Newman (8-2, 2-0 SAC) was led by the hot shooting of Jesse McMurray, who netted 19 points. Three other Eagles scored in double figures.

Both sides had trouble finding the bottom of the net early in the game, and Newberry never led by more than two points.

The two sides combined for an astounding 53 turnovers and 53 fouls. Newberry had a poor night at the charity stripe, only connecting on 20-of-39 free throws.

The Eagles shot 50 percent (32-of-64) from the field, while the Indians only shot 31.9 percent from the floor (23-of-72).

Newberry will look to pick up its first South Atlantic Conference victory of the season on Wednesday night as the Indians return home for an 8 p.m. tilt against Mars Hill College.