November 18, 20121st2ndFinal
Voorhees312758
Newberry514394
Stats at a GlanceVCNEWM
FG Percentage.444 (24-54) .476 (30-63)
3P FG Percentage.071 (1-14) .481 (13-27)
FT Percentage.474 (9-19) .955 (21-22)
Offensive Rebounds1414
Defensive Rebounds1922
Total Rebounds3336
Turnovers2317
Steals914
Bench Points3842
LeadersVCNEWM
PointsWillie Waters III - 19
Walker - 21
ReboundsWillie Waters III - 8
Charles - 5
TEAM - 5
AssistsAndre Dathcer - 4
Hawkins - 5
StealsBrandon Allen - 2
Willie Waters III - 2
Walker - 4
BlocksDionte Ford - 3
Wolves take Newberry Classic championship with 94-58 win over Voorhees


Wolves take Newberry Classic championship with 94-58 win over Voorhees
Sunday, November 18, 2012 | by Walker takes MVP honors after 21-point performance

NEWBERRY - The Newberry Wolves claimed the championship of the 2012 Newberry Classic on Sunday with a 94-58 win over the Voorhees Tigers in Eleazer Arena.

Newberry moved to 3-2 on the season, while the Tigers dropped to 4-3. Barber-Scotia (1-5) won the consolation game over Saint Andrews (0-5), 85-68, earlier in the day.

The Wolves were led by Dondray Walker (Fountain Inn, S.C.), who claimed MVP honors with 21 points, four steals, four assists and three rebounds. Demarkus Smith (Johnston, S.C.) scored 12 points with three rebounds, three assists and two steals and Brandon Riley (Baltimore, Md.) scored 10 points with four rebounds, two assists and a steal for that duo to earn all-Classic honors. Quayshun Hawkins (Columbia, S.C.) also scored 12 points with a team-high five assists and four rebounds.

Of note in the game was Newberry's spectacular free throw shooting, as the Wolves connected on 21-of-22 (95.5%) from the charity stripe, including their first 17 free throws in a row. The Wolves were 30-of-63 (47.6%) from the field and 13-of-27 (48.1%) on three-point attempts in the game.

Voorhees opened the game with a three-pointer to take the early lead but a layup and three straight free throws from Riley would put the Wolves in front for good. From a 16-12 lead with 13:54 left in the half, Smith's personal 6-0 run put Newberry's lead into double digits. The lead quickly got up to 15 on Aegir Steinarsson's (Reykjavik, Iceland) triple and a Walker three with 8:28 left in the first half put Newberry up by 20 for the first time at 36-16.

Mitch Riggs (Langwarrin, Victoria, Australia) nailed a three with 4:16 to go in the period to give the Wolves their largest lead of the half at 49-23. Newberry would take a 51-31 lead into the halftime break.

A Riggs fastbreak triple with 13:20 to play put Newberry up 68-37 for the first 30-plus lead of the game, and a pair of Hawkins free throws at the 3:17 mark gave the Wolves their largest lead of the game at 91-53, a 38-point advantage.

Also named to the all-Classic team from Voorhees were Willie Waters III and Brandon Allen, as well as Barber-Scotia's LaKeith Scott.