December 11, 20101st2ndFinal
Hiwassee (Tenn.)284068
Stats at a GlanceHIWASSEENEWM
FG Percentage.375 (21-56) .542 (39-72)
3P FG Percentage.286 (4-14) .429 (12-28)
FT Percentage.611 (22-36) .615 (24-39)
Offensive Rebounds1022
Defensive Rebounds2033
Total Rebounds3055
Bench Points2675
PointsWilliams - 16
Akins - 25
ReboundsBoyd - 5
Porter - 5
TEAM - 5
Bostick - 9
AssistsGibson - 5
Magdos - 7
StealsGibson - 2
Williams - 2
Mack - 2
Akins - 3
BlocksBoyd - 1
Barrs - 1
Bostick - 1

Wolves dominate in 114-68 rout over Hiwassee
Saturday, December 11, 2010 | by Akins scores 25 and earns all-tournament honors as Newberry cruises to victory

SALEM, W. Va. - The Newberry College Wolves shot 54.2 percent from the floor in a dominant 114-68 win over Hiwassee (Tenn.) in the final game of the Joe Manchin Classic at Salem International University on Saturday evening.

Newberry (4-4 overall) was led by 25 points and three steals from Shamel Akins (Charlotte, N.C.), who earned all-tournament honors for his performance. Tony Davis (Sarasota, Fla.) scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds, while Brandon Bostick (Florence, S.C.) scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds.

The Wolves had all 16 players see the floor for the first time this season and their high pressure throughout the game rattled the Tigers (2-7). Hiwassee scored the first bucket of the game, but Newberry scored the next 17 points in a row and never looked back.

Newberry held an impressive 55-30 edge in rebounding, with 22 of those boards coming on the offensive end of the floor. The Wolves also spread the ball around well, with 26 assists on 39 made baskets, led by seven helpers from Antoni Magdos (Knoxville, Tenn.).

All of the Wolves chipped into the impressive offensive effort that saw Newberry score 57 points in each half. The bench contributed 75 points and Newberry scored 37 points off of turnovers.

Brunes Charles (Naples, Fla.) had an impressive all-around game with eight points, six rebounds, six assists and two steals. The Wolves were able to extend the lead to as many as 54 points in the second half.

Newberry stays on the road to close out the first semester with road games at Coker and Lenoir-Rhyne next week. The Wolves play at Coker on Tuesday at 7 p.m. and travel to Lenoir-Rhyne for a 4 p.m. tip on Saturday.