|January 29, 2012||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||HIW||NEWM|
|FG Percentage||.448 (26-58)||.536 (37-69)|
|3P FG Percentage||.471 (8-17)||.406 (13-32)|
|FT Percentage||.700 (21-30)||.694 (25-36)|
NEWBERRY, S.C. - Seven Newberry Wolves scored in double figures as the scarlet and gray earned their fourth straight victory with a dominant 112-81 win over Hiwassee (Tenn.) College in Eleazer Arena on Sunday afternoon.
Newberry moves to 12-6 overall on the season going into Wednesday's matchup with Mars Hill.
The Wolves were led by Dondray Walker (Fountain Inn, S.C.), who scored 27 points with six steals and four rebounds. Matt Dixon (Elizabeth City, N.C.) earned a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Tomas Tomasson (Rykjavik, Iceland) scored 14 points.
Savad Garner (Fountain Inn, S.C.) netted 13 points, Owen Jacobs (North Augusta, S.C.) scored 11 and Brunes Charles (Naples, Fla.) and Demarkus Smith (Johnston, S.C.) each scored 10. Aegir Steinarsson (Reykjavik, Iceland) was a point short of a double-double with nine points and 10 assists.
Justin Browner was the only Hiwassee Tiger in double figures with 16 points.
Hiwassee was the team off to a hot start in the matinee game, jumping out to a 5-0 lead and using hot shooting to hold the Wolves at bay, as the hosts weren't able to tie the game until the 11:40 mark of the half at 18-all.
Newberry wasn't able to push out to a lead of more than two points until a fastbreak layup from Garner at the 5:45 mark put Newberry up four. The Wolves closed out the final 6:42 of the half on a 23-8 surge to take a 50-36 lead into the break.
The Wolves shot 51.4% (18-of-35) in the opening half with 5-of-18 (27.8%) three-point shooting.
The scarlet and gray exploded out of the gate in the second half, scoring the first 11 points of the half to push the lead to 25 points just 3:30 into the period. By the 13:14 mark, the Tigers had cut the lead to 19 points at 68-49, but a Tomasson triple at the 11:29 mark capped a 10-2 run to put the Wolves up 78-51.
A Dixon triple at the 3:23 mark pushed the lead over 30 points for the first time at 104-72, and the Wolves would hold on to the lead to the end of the of the game.
Newberry shot a stellar 55.9% (19-of-34) from the field in the second half, with 8-of-14 (57.1%) three-pointer accuracy,