|November 22, 2008||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||CARV||NEWM|
|FG Percentage||.273 (18-66)||.536 (37-69)|
|3P FG Percentage||.194 (6-31)||.556 (15-27)|
|FT Percentage||.625 (10-16)||.733 (22-30)|
Blake - 7
Wright - 3
Wright - 1
NEWBERRY, S.C. - All 13 players on the Newberry team scored at least one field goal as the Newberry College men's basketball team defeated Carver Bible College, 111-52, in Eleazer Arena on Saturday. Newberry moves to 3-0 to start the season for the first time since 1994-95.
Newberry (3-0) was led by 19 points and seven rebounds from sophomore forward Jesse Wheeler (Suwanee, Ga.), who made his Newberry debut in the contest. Clemente Martin (Freeport, Bahamas) added 18 points and four boards.
Three reserve players scored in double digits off the bench, led by 17 from Grant Domsic (Winter Garden, Fla.). Freshman point guard Will Dawkins (Spartanburg, S.C.) had 14 points, five rebounds and four assists, while redshirt freshman guard Charles Ndoloum (Montverde, Fla.) had 10 points, seven rebounds and four assists.
Matt Alexander (Atlanta, Ga.) scored six points, but contributed even more with a team high six assists and four steals. Kendrick Johnson (Orangeburg, S.C.) was the team leader in rebounds with eight, and in blocked shots with three.
Carver (0-10) was led by Cameron Blake (Beaufort, S.C.), who scored 13 points and had seven boards, while Reggie Anderson II (Norcross, Ga.) had 11 points and three steals.
Newberry started the game on fire by jumping out to a 14-0 lead. The Cougars whittled the lead down to eight by making three consecutive buckets, but the game wouldn't be close from there on out. With 11:42 left in the opening half, Newberry had a 22-13 lead, but less than three minutes later that lead was extended to 33-13 on a Martin layup.
The scarlet and gray continued to pour in the points, and led by as many as 29 before the half. Two late free throws from CBC made it 56-29 at the half.
The Cougars scored the opening bucket of the second half, but the Newberry defense clamped down and allowed only five points in the first 10 minutes of the half.
While limiting the Cougars on the defensive end of the floor, the scarlet and gray poured it on offensively, netting 30 points in that time period to take an 86-34 lead at the media timeout.
With the starters on the bench, the reserves got plenty of playing time, as Ndoloum, Phillip Udom (Imo, Nigeria) and Felder Leaphart (Gilbert, S.C.) all scored their first points of the season. In fact, Leaphart's first career bucket with 3:49 remaining gave Newberry its 100th point of the game. The scarlet and gray last scored 100 in a double overtime loss to Catawba last season.
Newberry's last 100-point win was a 101-81 victory over Wingate on January 17, 2004. The 111 point total today was the most points scored by Newberry since a 114-76 win over Anderson on February 19, 1996.
The hosts shot 37-of-69 (53.6%) from the field, and a scorching 15-of-27 (55.6%) from behind the three-point arc, while limiting Carver to 18-of-66 (27.3%) shooting from the field.
Newberry will look to extend its season opening winning streak to four consecutive games on Tuesday. The scarlet and gray will travel to Columbia to take on the Yellow Jackets of Allen University. Tipoff at Allen is slated for 7:30 p.m.