|December 16, 2008||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||LIME||NEWM|
|FG Percentage||.362 (17-47)||.404 (23-57)|
|3P FG Percentage||.391 (9-23)||.391 (9-23)|
|FT Percentage||.412 (7-17)||.611 (11-18)|
TEAM - 6
NEWBERRY, S.C. - The Newberry College men's basketball team bounced back from a two-game losing streak with a 66-50 victory over Limestone College on Tuesday in Eleazer Arena.
Newberry (7-2) had four players score in double digits, as several players achieved new career and season highs in many categories. Brett Goodwell (Inglewood, Calif.) was Newberry's top scorer with 15 points and also grabbed seven rebounds and dished out a career best six assists.
Vytautas Valiulis (Vilnius, Lithuania) scored a season-best 14 points, while Grant Domsic (Winter Garden, Fla.) scored 12 and Jesse Wheeler (Suwanee, Ga.) scored 11. Charles Ndoloum (Montverde, Fla.) chipped in with six points and a season-best 11 rebounds.
Limestone (2-6) dropped its sixth straight contest despite a 22-point effort from Stewart Clark (Atlanta, Ga.). Newberry limited the Saints to 19 points in the opening half and 17-of-47 (36.2%) shooting from the field.
The game was tight early, as Limestone started the game on an 8-3 run. Newberry was unable to score a field goal until Valiulis' three-pointer with 14:45 left in the first half. But that three-pointer was the beginning of a 10-0 run that gave the hosts the lead for good.
Newberry outscored Limestone 25-8 in the latter stages of the first period. After missing on their first eight field goal attempts of the game, Newberry finished with a 41.8% average from the field, and connected on 13 of their final 19 points in the half. Newberry took a 38-19 lead to the locker room after a last second three-pointer from Domsic doubled up the Saints.
The Newberry starters were not needed long in the second half as they scored the first nine points of the half and extend the lead to 28 points at 47-19 with 17 minutes left. Limestone would battle back to within 19 against the starters, but had not much better luck against the reserves, as the Saints could only cut the deficit to 16 by the end of the game. Every player who dressed for Newberry saw at least two minutes of playing time and made their mark on the box score.
Newberry will play its final game before the Christmas break on Thursday night against Lander. The fifth game in this seven-game homestand is slated for a 7 p.m. tipoff in Eleazer Arena. Limestone resumes action at home against Mount Olive on January 3, 2009.