|November 27, 2010||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||NEWM||WAU-M|
|FG Percentage||.514 (36-70)||.321 (18-56)|
|3P FG Percentage||.261 (6-23)||.174 (4-23)|
|FT Percentage||.571 (20-35)||.745 (38-51)|
TEAM - 9
TAKOMA PARK, Md. - Newberry College shot over 50 percent from the field and had five players score in double digits as the Wolves ran past the Shock of Washington Adventist University, 98-78, at "The Pitt" on Saturday night.
Newberry (3-2) followed solid performances by two local players who got to play in front of their hometown crowd for the first time as collegians. Brandon Riley (Baltimore, Md.) scored 19 points, grabbed nine rebounds and dished out four assists to lead the Wolves, while Jawuan Lockhart (Washington, D.C.) scored 12 points and dished out five assists.
Danny Huffor (Marco Island, Fla.) scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds, while SAC Player of the Week Shamel Akins (Charlotte, N.C.) also scored 14. Brandon Bostick (Florence, S.C.) rounded out the double digit performances with 12 points to go with seven rebounds and two blocked shots.
Newberry took advantage of a solid shooting percentage in the first half to overcome a lopsided foul advantage for the Shock. The Wolves connected on 19-of-40 (47.5%) of their shots, while WAU took 33 free throws in the opening period, connecting on 25. Newberry held a 52-46 lead at the break.
The Shock led by as many as four points in the opening stages of the half, and the game was tied at 10-all with 14:18 left in the period, but the Wolves took off and didn't look back. A 16-5 run gave Newberry an 11-point advantage less than four minutes later. WAU kept getting chances to pull close at the charity stripe, and the Shock got as close as four points in the final minute of the half.
Newberry managed to improve on its shooting in the second half and cut down on the number of fouls committed to outscore the Shock by 14 in the half. The Wolves connected on 17-of-30 (56.7%) of their shots in the second half, led by 11 points by Riley and Huffor in the period.
The Wolves made the first two buckets of the half and quickly pushed the advantage to 15 points on an Akins triple with 16:24 to play. WAU went on a 9-2 run to cut the lead to eight points with 14:08 to play, but Newberry would not let the lead drop into single digits again.
Newberry would push the advantage to as many as 21 points in the latter stages of the contest, but the Shock were never able to mount a significant comeback attempt, as they shot only 9-of-32 (28.1%) from the floor in the second half. Newberry also held a 25-18 rebounding advantage in the half.
For the game, Newberry held a 45-40 advantage on the boards and forced the Shock to turn the ball over 29 times.
The Wolves begin South Atlantic Conference play at home next Saturday, as they host the Tusculum Pioneers. Tipoff at Eleazer Arena is set for 2 p.m. as the first half of a doubleheader with the women's team.