|November 19, 2011||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||B-SC||NEWM|
|FG Percentage||.377 (23-61)||.561 (32-57)|
|3P FG Percentage||.091 (1-11)||.550 (11-20)|
|FT Percentage||.857 (18-21)||.718 (28-39)|
Akins - 2
NEWBERRY, S.C. - The Newberry Wolves had five players in double figures and shot 56.1% (32-of-57) from the field in a 103-65 blowout of the Mighty Sabers of Barber-Scotia College in the first game of the 2011 Newberry Classic in Eleazer Arena on Saturday.
Newberry (3-1) was led by 19 points from Savad Garner (Fountain Inn, S.C.), while Quayshun Hawkins (Columbia, S.C.) added 14 points and eight assists. Shamel Akins (Charlotte, N.C.) had 13 points, six rebounds and five assists, while Demarkus Smith (Johnston, S.C.) also had 13 points. Tomas Tomasson (Reykjacik, Iceland) scored 11 points to round out double-digit scorers.
Barber-Scotia (1-8) started off hot, making its first six shots of the game, but the Newberry high octane offense was too much for the Sabers to contain. Kameen McPleasant scored 21 points to lead all scorers, while Keyvonte Hairlson scored 11 and Rodney Carney netted 10.
B-SC led by as mat as five points in the early going and held the lead at the first media timeout, 11-10. But Newberry went on a 7-0 run coming out of the timeout before the Sabers clawed back to tie the game at 19-all with 9:10 left in the first half. In the next six minutes, Newberry would outscore Barber-Scotia 16-4 and never looked back.
After shooting 48.3% (14-of-29) in the first half to take a 42-29 lead at the break, the Wolves heated up even more to pull far away from the guests. Newberry was 18-of-28 (64.3%) from the floor in the second half on the way to the 38-point win.
Newberry had a 50-23 rebounding advantage, with 16 offensive rebounds resulting in 16 second chance points.
Newberry face Washington Adventist (1-2) in the final game of the Newberry Classic at 4 p.m. Sunday. WAU was a 75-71 loser to Voorhees (5-1) in the Saturday nightcap. Voorhees and Barber-Scotia will play in the first game Sunday at 2 p.m.