|November 26, 2011||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||NEWM||WAUM|
|FG Percentage||.444 (32-72)||.493 (33-67)|
|3P FG Percentage||.333 (8-24)||.538 (7-13)|
|FT Percentage||.690 (20-29)||.608 (31-51)|
Washington - 3
Coleman - 3
TAKOMA PARK, Md. - The Newberry College men's basketball found out it's not easy to win on the road at this level. After demolishing Washington Adventist in the team's first encounter at home, the Wolves gave up 61 points in the second half falling 104-92 at the hands of the Shock. Newberry won the first meeting by 26 giving up just 75 points in the entire game.
Tonight's defense did not compare to the defense Newberry played at home. Washington Adventist shot 61 percent from the field in the second half erasing a nine-point halftime deficit. The shock shot 7-for-11 from behind the arc.
Newberry (4-2) led for the majority of the game and didn't surrender the lead until 11:15 left in the second half when Antonio Ortega nailed a trey giving the Shock a 73-72 lead.
The game stayed back and forth until Washington Adventist pulled away with five minutes remaining. A Jamie Newton layup put the Wolves down seven forcing a timeout from head coach Dave Davis. The play highlighed a 9-0 run which saw Washington Adventist increase its lead to 12 points.
Dondray Walker (Fountain Inn, S.C.) hit a three-pointer to put the Wolves within eight with a minute remaining but Newberry wouldn't get any closer. Walker scored a team-high 19 points.
It was a tale of two halves for the Wolves. The second half wasn't outstanding, but early in the first half it looked as if Newberry would blast Washington Adventist again.
Two steals by Chris Reynolds (Augusta, Ga.) had Newberry off and running early as Reynolds had an easy layup and then found Quayshun Hawkins (Columbia, S.C.) for a triple to give the Wolves an early 7-0 lead. Tomas Tomasson (Reykjavik, Iceland) nailed a three leading to a 6-0 run giving Newberry a 14-point lead at the midway point of the first half.
Newberry kept up its pace as Matt Dixon (Elizabeth City, N.C.) hit a trey with seven minutes remaining in the half. Savad Garner (Fountain Inn, S.C.) put Newberry up 45-31 with two of his 15 points with just over 4:30 remaining until halftime. The freshman also led the Wolves with eight rebounds.
Washington Adventist's Marcus Coleman scored three of his game-high 28 points hitting a trey with 18 seconds left in the half.
The Wolves found themselves in foul trouble all game long committing 38 fouls giving the Shock 51 free throw attempts.
Hawkins and Brunes Charles (Naples, Fla.) scored in double figures for Newberry with 13 and 11, respectively.
Newberry returns to action and will begin conference play against Lenoir-Rhyne at 4 p.m. next Saturday.