November 17, 20121st2ndFinal
Barber-Scotia373269
Newberry7446120
Stats at a GlanceB-SNEWM
FG Percentage.364 (20-55) .556 (40-72)
3P FG Percentage.214 (3-14) .517 (15-29)
FT Percentage.743 (26-35) .781 (25-32)
Offensive Rebounds1115
Defensive Rebounds2130
Total Rebounds3245
Turnovers2819
Steals1212
Bench Points3858
LeadersB-SNEWM
PointsLee Sweeney - 11
Smith - 19
ReboundsPaul Wilson - 6
TEAM - 6
Holmes - 10
AssistsJabraile Newkirk - 4
Steinarsson - 5
StealsLee Sweeney - 6
Walker - 3
BlocksPaul Wilson - 2
Holmes - 1
Wolves run wild in 120-69 win over Barber-Scotia to open Newberry Classic


Wolves run wild in 120-69 win over Barber-Scotia to open Newberry Classic
Saturday, November 17, 2012 | by Win is program's 1,000th all time

NEWBERRY - A first half offensive onslaught led the Newberry Wolves to the College's 1,000th all-time win in men's basketball, as the Wolves powered their way to a 120-69 victory over Barber-Scotia in the opener of the Newberry Classic in Eleazer Arena on Saturday evening.

Newberry (2-2) will advance to the championship game of the Newberry Classic against Voorhees (4-2), which was a 114-80 winner over Saint Andrews in the Classic Opener. The championship game is slated to tip off at 2 p.m. Sunday.

The game opened after honoring the men's basketball teams from 1973 to 1977, which racked up an incredible 115 wins in four seasons. The Wolves would dominate the game in the way those teams dominated the region nearly 40 years ago.

Mitch Riggs (Langwarrin, Victoria, Australia) nailed a three-pointer to open the scoring and Newberry scored the first eight points of the game. After the first media timeout of the game, Newberry would not see its advantage drop to fewer than 10.

The Wolves shot 62.5 percent (25-of-40) from the field including 9-of-15 (60.0%) from three-point land on the way to a 74-37 halftime advantage. The 74 points in a half is believed to be a school record.

Newberry's shooting cooled down a bit in the second half, but the Wolves still finished the game with a 55.6 percent (40-of-72) shooting percentage in the game, with a 51.7 percent (15-of-29) mark from the land of three.

Demarkus Smith (Johnston, S.C.) led all scorers with 19 points, while Quayshun Hawkins (Columbia, S.C.) and Dondray Walker (Fountain Inn, S.C.) each netted 17 points. Riggs and Brandon Riley (Baltimore, Md.) scored 14 apiece, while Xavier Holmes (Great Falls, S.C.) had his first career double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. James Ashby (Auckland, New Zealand) scored 10 points to round out Newberry's seven double digit scorers.

The Wolves had 27 assists on their 40 baskets, including five from Aegir Steinarsson (Reykjavik, Iceland), who made his first appearance of the season after returning from injusry.