Wolves drop exhibition at Campbell, 91-78

Wolves drop exhibition at Campbell, 91-78
Thursday, November 29, 2012 | by Riggs scores 18

BUIES CREEK, N.C. - The Newberry Wolves' men's basketball team struggled from the free throw line in the first half and could not make up ground in the second, falling 91-78 in an exhibition game at the Division I Campbell University Camels.

Mitch Riggs (Langwarrin, Victoria, Australia) led Newberry with 18 points, while Dondray Walker (Fountain Inn, S.C.) netted 14 and Xavier Holmes (Great Falls, S.C.) had 11 points with seven rebounds.

The Wolves' normal hot shooting was absent as the scarlet and gray went only 24-of-65 (36.9%) from the field, 8-of-32 (25.0%) from three point range and 22-of-37 (59.5%) from the charity stripe. The two teams were called for a combined 64 fouls in a tightly whistled game.

Newberry outrebounded Campbell 44-42, with 20 offensive boards. Campbell won the game by 13 points and made 14 more free throws than the Wolves, connecting on a 36-of-44 (81.8%) clip from the charity stripe.

The Camels counted the game as a regular season contest and move to 3-5 on the season. Newberry will carry a 3-3 overall record into Sunday's South Atlantic Conference opener in Eleazer Arena at 4 p.m. against the No. 12 Lincoln Memorial Railsplitters (5-0, 1-0 SAC).