|November 20, 2011||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||WAUM||NEWM|
|FG Percentage||.282 (20-71)||.494 (38-77)|
|3P FG Percentage||.238 (5-21)||.435 (10-23)|
|FT Percentage||.698 (30-43)||.625 (15-24)|
Garner - 17
NEWBERRY, S.C. - The Newberry College Wolves won their third straight game and claimed the title of Newberry Classic champions with a 101-75 win over visiting Washington Adventist in Eleazer Arena on Sunday evening.
Newberry (4-1) had five players in double figures scoring for the second straight game. Tournament MVP Savad Garner (Fountain Inn, S.C.) tied for the team lead with 17 points and eight rebounds, while Dondray Walker (Fountain Inn, S.C.) also earned all-tournament honors with 17 points and five rebounds.
Quayshun Hawkins (Columbia, S.C.) was Newberry's other all-tournament selection with 13 points, eight assists and six rebounds. Tomas Tomasson (Reykjavik, Iceland) and Owen Jacobs (North Augusta, S.C.) each scored 11 points in the game, with Jacobs grabbing eight rebounds in the game.
Washington Adventist (1-3) was led by 29 points and 10 rebounds from all-tournament selection Marcus Coleman. The other all-tournament picks were Voorhees' Garland McArthur (23.0 points, 10.5 rebounds per game) and Henry Johnson (5.5 assists per game). Voorhees was a 104-79 winner over Barber-Scotia in the day's first game to go 2-0 in the tournament.
In Sunday's win, Newberry shot 49.4% (38-of-77) from the floor, including a 57.9% (22-of-38) clip in the second half. The Wolves made 10 three-pointers in the game, with seven coming in the second half.
Both teams struggled to find the mark early, with WAU holding a 6-4 lead at the 16:40 mark of the first half. The Shock hung around throughout the early portion of the first half, with a Desmin Wade free throw cutting Newberry's lead to 16-15 with just under 10 minutes left in the half.
Walker score eight consecutive points from there, with a layup and a pair of three-pointers, pushing the lead to nine points less than a minute later. The Shock cut the Newberry lead to two points with 5:37 left in the half, but the Wolves would push the lead to 12 points by the halftime break at 45-33.
By the first media timeout of the second half, Newberry had pushed out to an unassailable lead. WAU's Jamie Newton nailed a triple on the half's first possession, and Newberry proceeded to go on a 14-7 surge, with a three-pointer from Demarkus Smith (Johnston, S.C.) giving Newberry a 59-43 lead with 16:26 to play.
WAU cut the lead to 11 points at 64-53 with 13:32 left, but Newberry had a Jacobs layup followed by 15 unanswered points from three-pointers by Matt Dixon (Elizabeth City, N.C.), Tomasson, Hawkins, Chris Reynolds (Augusta, Ga.) and Tomasson again to give Newberry a 28-point lead at 81-53 with 10:36 on the clock.
The lead would never go below 22 points in the rest of the game as the Wolves eased to the 101-75 win.
Newberry and Washington Adventist will meet again in six days, as the Wolves visit the Shock at "The Pitt" - WAU's home arena in Takoma Park, Md., for a 6:30 p.m. tipoff on Saturday, November 26.