|January 12, 2011||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||NEWM||AUM|
|FG Percentage||.500 (34-68)||.521 (37-71)|
|3P FG Percentage||.542 (13-24)||.462 (12-26)|
|FT Percentage||.806 (25-31)||.806 (25-31)|
- 24||Kevis Cornwell
Denzail Jones - 20
Reynolds - 7
- 4||Kevis Cornwell
Akins - 1
Young - 1
Carr - 1
- 2||Taylor Shugart
ANDERSON, S.C. - Despite shooting 50 percent from the floor and having four players reach double digit scoring, the Newberry Wolves could not earn a crucial road South Atlantic Conference win, as the Anderson Trojans pulled out a 111-106 decision in the Abney Center on Wednesday night.
Newberry (6-7, 1-4 SAC) scored 100 or more points for the fourth time in six games and had 24 points from SAC Player of the Week Tony Davis (Sarasota, Fla.) as well as 20 points from Brandon Riley (Baltimore, Md.). Danny Huffor (Marco Island, Fla.) scored 17 points and Shamel Akins (Charlotte, N.C.) netted 14 points.
Six players for Anderson (10-5, 4-1 SAC) netted double digits, led by 20 points apiece from Kevis Cornwell and Denzail Jones. Oskars Ernstedins scored 19 points including some clutch three-pointers in the final stretch of the game.
The Wolves shot 50 percent from the field (34-of-68), 54.2% from behind the three-point line (13-of-24) and 80.6% (25-of-31) from the charity stripe but still couldn't get the win.
The Wolves jumped out to a 53-48 halftime lead thanks to hot shooting and a huge run towards the later stages of the half. Newberry shot 16-of-34 (47.1%) from the field, with a 60.0% clip (6-of-10) from behind the arc. Newberry also made 88.7% (15-of-17) of its first half free throws, with Davis making 10-of-11 chances from the charity stripe.
The game went back and forth early, with the Wolves gaining a 22-17 lead with 11:43 left in the half on a Coleman Young (Spartanburg, S.C.) three-pointer. Anderson went on a 12-1 run to swing the advantage in the Trojans' favor, as the hosts had a 29-23 lead at the 8:48 mark.
Oskars Ernstedins (hometown) gave Anderson its biggest lead of the half with 5:51 to play when his three-pointer made it a 37-29 lead, but the Wolves would roar back.
Newberry outscored Anderson 24-4 over the next 4:41, taking a 53-41 lead on a Reynolds jumper in the paint. By the end of the run, Newberry scored on 12 of its 14 possessions.
Newberry led by 16 points (87-71) with 9:16 to play, but Anderson went on a 17-1 run over the next 4:07 to tie the game at 88 apiece. Newberry had a 92-91 lead with 3:57 to play, but Ernstedins nailed a three-pointer on the next trip down the floor and Anderson would not relinquish the lead.
Both teams shot the lights out in the second half, with the Trojans connecting on 58.8% (20-of-34) of their shots and the Wolves making 52.9% (18-of-34) of theirs.
Newberry had done quite well to get to the big second half lead, as the Wolves led by only one point in the early stages of the period.
The Wolves return to action Saturday at 4 p.m. at Carson-Newman.