|November 28, 2009||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||VOORM||NEWM|
|FG Percentage||.260 (13-50)||.549 (28-51)|
|3P FG Percentage||.176 (3-17)||.333 (4-12)|
|FT Percentage||.563 (9-16)||.632 (12-19)|
Dotson - 2
Waters III - 2
NEWBERRY, S.C. - The Newberry College men's basketball team shot a spectacular 73.1% (19-of-26) from the floor in the second half on the way to a solid 74-38 win over the visiting Voorhees College Tigers on Saturday.
Newberry (3-2) wins its third straight game and held each of those opponents to less than 33% shooting from the floor, this time only allowing the Tigers (0-7) to connect on 26.0% (13-of-50) of their field goal attempts.
Rodney Lee (Sarasota, Fla.) led the way with the team's first double-double of the season, netting 19 points and grabbing 10 rebounds, seven of which came on the offensive end of the floor. He also blocked two shots and dished out three assists. Stephane Bakinde (Yaounde, Cameroon) scored 12 points and had five rebounds.
Devante Cutler (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and Danny Huffor (Marco Island, Fla.) each fell just short of double digits with nine points apiece. The Tigers were led by 11 points and nine rebounds from Willie Waters III (Atlanta, Ga.).
Newberry never trailed in the game, but had to step on the gas pedal following a lethargic first half. The scarlet and gray did not allow Voorhees to break into double digits as a team until the 1:23 mark of the first half, but only led 23-16 at the break after VC went on a 9-2 run in the last two minutes of the half.
Newberry turned up the heat in the middle portion of the second half. After Voorhees narrowed the lead to just five points with 17:30 to play, Newberry allowed the Tigers just one basket in the next six minutes. The scarlet and gray went on a 23-3 run that pushed the lead to 25 points on a Huffor fast break layup with 11:52 to play. Newberry made 10 consecutive field goals in that surge.
From there, it was all Newberry as the scarlet and gray pushed the margin to as many as 37 points on a pair of Charles Ndoloum (Montverde, Fla.) free throws with just over a minute to play. Newberry scored 48 points in the paint in the game and converted 23 Voorhees turnovers into 21 points.
Newberry starts a three-game road trip on Tuesday with what might be one of the toughest regular season opponents in South Atlantic Conference history. The scarlet and gray travel to Orlando, Fla., for a matchup with the Knights of the University of Central Florida. UCF is a member of Division I's Conference USA. Tipoff in UCF Arena is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday. Stay tuned to NewberryAthleticSite.com for information on how to follow the game.