|February 21, 2009||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||NEWM||WUMBB|
|FG Percentage||.350 (21-60)||.521 (25-48)|
|3P FG Percentage||.250 (6-24)||.125 (1-8)|
|FT Percentage||.667 (14-21)||.826 (19-23)|
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WINGATE, N.C. - The Newberry College men's basketball team was tripped up Saturday, falling to the Wingate University Bulldogs, 70-62, in Cuddy Arena.
Newberry (18-7, 8-6 South Atlantic Conference) was led by 15 points and eight rebounds from senior Clemente Martin (Freeport, Bahamas), while Brett Goodwell (Inglewood, Calif.) netted 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Grant Domsic (Winter Garden, Fla.) added 11 points off the bench and Jesse Wheeler (Suwanee, Ga.) scored 10 points despite battling foul trouble throughout the game.
Wingate (12-13, 8-6 SAC) was led by 16 points from DeMario Mattox. Kenny Villines scored 13 for the Bulldogs and Jamie Vaughn scored nine points.
After the Bulldogs opened the scoring on a three-point play, Newberry took off on a 14-2 run, taking a 14-5 lead on a Kendrick Johnson (Orangeburg, S.C.) putback under the hoop. A Goodwell jumper with 12:02 extended Newberry's lead to double digits at 21-11.
The Bulldogs battled back and regained the lead with 3:37 left in the half, when Tommy Coles' tip-in made it a 26-25 game. Wingate would hold that one-point edge, taking a 30-29 lead into the locker room.
Wingate stormed out of the gates in the second half, going on a 14-5 surge in the opening five minutes to take a 44-34 lead on a Vaughn jumper. Newberry responded in the middle of the half with a 10-0 run. Newberry went back front with 8:08 to play, when a Domsic triple put the scarlet and gray up by a 51-50 margin. But the Bulldogs scored the next seven consecutive points to take the lead for good. Newberry cut the margin to as few as four in the final stretch, but the Bulldogs held on for the eight-point win.
Newberry held a 33-31 advantage on the boards, with 18 of those coming on the offensive end of the floor. The scarlet and gray were only successful of 35.0% of their field goal attempts, making 21-of-60 shots, while Wingate connected on 25-of-48 shots for a 52.1 percentage.
Newberry returns home for Senior Night on Wednesday, as the scarlet and gray host the Tornados of Brevard College in Eleazer Arena for an 8 p.m. tipoff.