|November 29, 2008||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||NEWM||LIME|
|FG Percentage||.448 (26-58)||.232 (13-56)|
|3P FG Percentage||.300 (6-20)||.111 (3-27)|
|FT Percentage||.615 (8-13)||.688 (11-16)|
Grier - 7
Evans - 7
Alexander - 3
Valiulis - 3
Martin - 1
Overmyer - 1
Atkinson - 1
Middleton - 1
GAFFNEY, S.C. - The Newberry College men's basketball team moved to 5-0 to start the season for the first time since the 1981-82 season with a 66-40 win over Limestone College in Timken Gym on Saturday night.
Clemente Martin (Freeport, Bahamas) led Newberry with 17 points, while Brett Goodwell (Inglewood, Calif.) posted the team's first double-double of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Grant Domsic (Winter Garden, Fla.) added 11 points.
Limestone (2-1) had no double digit scorers, as Newberry held their opponents to the lowest point total in at least the last 30 years (previous records are currently unavailable).
Newberry started off on a tear, scoring the first nine points of the game. Limestone's Anthony Middleton put the Saints' first point on the board with a free throw at the 14:12 mark. It would be Middleton's only point of the night after coming into the game averaging 21 points per contest.
The scarlet and gray defense continued to stifle the Saints, not allowing a field goal until 11:21 left in the half, at which point Newberry had amassed a 13-3 lead. Newberry held Limestone to 4-of-24 (16.7%) shooting from the field in the opening half, as well as 0-for-11 from the land of three.
Ty Overmyer (Dawsonville, Ga.) sank a jumper in the closing seconds of the half to give Newberry a 33-16 lead at the break.
The scarlet and gray continued to stretch the lead throughout the second half while keeping the Saints off of the scoreboard for long stretches. The hosts continued to keep up the tempo and hoist up shots, but they all seemed to fall into the hands of the scarlet and gray. Newberry outrebounded LC by a 47-35 margin, with 36 of those boards coming on the defensive end of the floor.
Kendrick Johnson (Orangeburg, S.C.) collected eight points to go with two monstrous dunks to help Newberry keep the Saints at bay and extend the lead.
Newberry will look to extend its winning streak to six games on Tuesday night, as the scarlet and gray host the Bobcats of Lees-McRae College (0-6). Tipoff in Eleazer Arena is slated for 7 p.m.