November 04, 20101st2ndFinal
Stats at a GlanceNEWM-XPC
FG Percentage.361 (22-61) .491 (26-53)
3P FG Percentage.190 (4-21) .353 (6-17)
FT Percentage.500 (13-26) .758 (25-33)
Offensive Rebounds137
Defensive Rebounds2532
Total Rebounds3839
Bench Points4216
PointsDixon - 11
Johnson - 22
ReboundsDavis - 6
Huffor - 6
Dixon - 6
Coleman - 11
AssistsReynolds - 2
Miller - 5
StealsCharles - 4
Huffor - 4
Lockhart - 4
Mutakabbir - 4
Troyli - 4
BlocksDavis - 1
Coleman - 2
Wolves hang tough, but drop exhibition to Blue Hose, 83-61

Wolves hang tough, but drop exhibition to Blue Hose, 83-61
Thursday, November 4, 2010 | by Newberry narrowed second half margin to four points before late Presbyterian surge

CLINTON, S.C. - The Newberry College Wolves gave the Presbyterian College Blue Hose a run for their money, but a second half surge by the hosts gave Presbyterian an 83-61 exhibition win in the Templeton Center on Thursday evening.

Newberry was led in scoring off of the bench by Matt Dixon (Elizabeth City, N.C.), who netted a total of 11 points and grabbed six rebounds, which tied for the team lead. Danny Huffor (Marco Island, Fla.) and Tony Davis (Sarasota, Fla.) also grabbed six boards. Newberry forced 24 Blue Hose turnovers, with Huffor, Brunes Charles (Naples, Fla.) and Jawuan Lockhart (Washington, D.C.) each nabbing four steals.

Presbyterian was led by a 12-point, 11-rebound double-double from Al'Lonzo Coleman (Charlotte, N.C.) and 22 points from Josh Johnson (Hendersonville, Tenn.).

The Blue Hose took off to an early 12-2 lead in the first two and a half minutes, but Newberry came back to within six points on a Davis layup with 14:52 left in the first half. The two teams traded points before an eight-point run gave Presbyterian a 14-point lead at 24-10 with 11:07 left in the half. That lead would extend to as many as 17 points with just over ten minutes left in the half.

Newberry went on a 7-0 run to narrow the deficit to 10 points with just under seven minutes left in the half, but Presbyterian pulled back out to a 16-point lead with 5:15 left in the half before the Wolves stormed back.

The Wolves outscored PC by a 13-3 margin over the final five minutes of the half to make it a 39-33 game at halftime and carry momentum into the second half. Newberry shot 44.8% (13-of-29) in the first half compared to 40.0% (12-of-30) for the Blue Hose.

Newberry put the first points of the second half on the board to cut the Blue Hose lead to four points, but could not get closer than that. Over the last 10 minutes of the game, the Blue Hose outscored Newberry 23-11 to pull away for the win. PC earned 26 points in the paint in the second half, and took advantage of 15 Newberry fouls in the half, shooting 15-of-19 on free throw attempts in the second half.

The Wolves' attempts at a second half comeback were hindered by poor shooting in the half, as Newberry connected on only 28.1% (9-of-32) of its shots in the final 20 minutes. Presbyterian shot 60.9% (14-of-23) in the second half to pull away for the win.

Presbyterian held a slight 39-38 edge in the rebounding category, but the Wolves pulled down 13 offensive rebounds.

The Wolves will begin the regular season next Saturday, November 13, at 7 p.m. in Eleazer Arena against Lander University. Presbyterian opens at Vanderbilt on Friday, November 12, at 8 p.m. in Nashville, Tenn.