|January 26, 2011||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||NEWM||BCM|
|FG Percentage||.478 (32-67)||.453 (29-64)|
|3P FG Percentage||.200 (2-10)||.192 (5-26)|
|FT Percentage||.758 (25-33)||.793 (23-29)|
Roper - 4
Jordan - 2
BREVARD, N.C. - The Newberry College Wolves followed a 31-point, 14-rebound double-double by Tony Davis to earn a 91-86 victory over Brevard College in South Atlantic Conference action at Boshamer Gym on Wednesday night.
Newberry (8-9 overall, 3-6 SAC) shot 47.8% (32-of-67) in the game and had a 45-35 rebounding edge over the Tornados. Davis (Sarasota, Fla.) shot 10-of-13 from the floor and nailed 11-of-15 free throws to lead the Wolves to their first conference road win of the season.
Ray Robinson (Jacksonville, Fla.) scored 14 points and Brandon Riley (Baltimore, Md.) scored 10 points to round out Newberry's double-digit scorers.
Brevard (7-7, 5-4 SAC) lost its fourth consecutive game despite 29 points from Josh Roper. Drew Schauss scored 13 points and Ryson Felder netted 10 to cap the double-digit scorers for the hosts.
Newberry never trailed by more than four points at any time in the game, but had to withstand a furious Tornado charge in the second half. A tight first half made it hard for either team to pull away, but Newberry was able to get out to a seven-point lead at 32-25 with 5:37 left in the half. Brevard clawed back and took a 44-43 lead into the half after a Gaither Hendrix three-pointer.
Newberry's Davis had 16 points and eight rebounds at the half, while Brevard's Roper had already scored 20. The Wolves made 51.4% (18-of-35) of their first half shots.
Both teams had trouble hitting shots in the opening moments of the second half before a Felder triple gave Brevard its largest lead of the game with 18:37 to play. Newberry took the lead for good at the 16:01 mark and went on a 15-4 run over the next three minutes and led 64-53 on a jumper by Danny Huffor (Marco Island, Fla.).
Play evened out from there and the Wolves led by 10 points with 5:55 to play before the Tornados quickly scored the next nine points to narrow the margin to one point (78-77) with 4:20 to go to set up an intense showdown in the final moments.
The teams traded free throws and Newberry made the lead more comfortable with a Robinson layup followed by a Jawuan Lockhart (Washington, D.C.) steal and a three-pointer by Matt Dixon (Elizabeth City, N.C.) to make it an 85-79 game with 1:32 to go. Brevard promptly answered with a Felder three-pointer. After the teams swapped free throws again, Brevard had the ball behind by three points with 15 seconds to go. But Newberry's Chris Reynolds (Augusta, Ga.) came up with a huge steal and Patrick Ryan (Orlando, Fla.) made four straight free throws to ice the game.
Dixon made Newberry's only two three-pointers of the game, and the Wolves made 25-of-33 free throws in the game (75.8%). Newberry made eight consecutive free throws to close out the game.
The Wolves hit the road this weekend to kick off the second half of South Atlantic Conference play. Newberry takes on Tusculum for a 4 p.m. tipoff in Greeneville, Tenn.