|February 06, 2013||1st||2nd||1OT||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||AUM||NEWM|
|FG Percentage||.460 (29-63)||.397 (31-78)|
|3P FG Percentage||.444 (12-27)||.263 (10-38)|
|FT Percentage||.917 (22-24)||.765 (13-17)|
- 25||Quayshun Hawkins
- 9||Quayshun Hawkins
- 6||Aegir Steinarsson
- 5||Quayshun Hawkins
- 2||James Ashby
NEWBERRY - For the third straight meeting, the Newberry Wolves and Anderson Trojans needed overtime to decide the game and for the third straight time, it was the Trojans who emerged victorious as AU earned a 92-85 win in Eleazer Arena on Wednesday night.
Newberry falls to 9-10 overall and 5-6 in the South Atlantic Conference, while Anderson is now 13-6 overall and 9-2 in the league. Newberry travels to No. 16 Lincoln Memorial for an 8 p.m. tipoff on Saturday.
Quayshun Hawkins (Columbia, S.C.) led Newberry with 22 points, eight rebounds and four steals. Brunes Charles (Naples, Fla.) scored 18 points and Dondray Walker (Fountain Inn, S.C.) scored 17 points with seven rebounds and three assists.
For Anderson, Denzail Jones scored 25 points, Chandler Hash scored 22 points with nine rebounds, Myson Jones scored 13 points with seven rebounds and Bo Holston scored 10 points with six rebounds, six assists and five steals.
The Trojans got out to a six-point lead five minutes into the game and still had that advantage at 15-9 with 13:35 left in the half. The Wolves went on a seven point surge thanks to a pair of free throws and a three-pointer from Hawkins and a layup from Mitch Riggs (Langwarrin, Victoria, Australia) to make it a 16-15 Newberry lead with 11 minutes left in the half. For the rest of the half, the teams traded swings, with neither side able to get out to more than a one possession lead. A Charles tip-in with under a minute to go let the Wolves take a 38-35 lead into the halftime break.
There were five ties and seven lead changes in the first half. Anderson shot 45.2% (14-of-31) in the half but turned the ball over to Newberry 11 times in the period, with 10 of them coming on Wolves steals. Newberry shot 38.5% (15-of-39) in the half, with 10-of-19 two-pointers falling but only 5-of-20 three-pointers.
After Anderson's D.J. McGowan tied the game with an early three-pointer, the Wolves went on a 16-2 run, with an outstanding alley-oop baseline out of bounds play from Aegir Steinarsson (Reykjavik, Iceland) to Xavier Holmes (Great Falls, S.C.) with 13:52 left in regulation giving Newberry its largest lead of the game at 54-40.
Similarly to the most recent meetings between the teams, the Trojans fought back, scoring the next nine points to cut the lead to 54-51 at the 10:29 mark. From there, another classic Newberry/Anderson battle ensued with the Wolves not relinquishing the lead. Newberry led by five at 65-60 with just under four minutes to go on a Charles fastbreak layup before the Trojans finally tied the game back up at 66-all on a Holston jumper with just under two minutes to go. Demarkus Smith (Johnston, S.C.) made a pair of free throws, and Denzail Jones tied up the game at 68-all with just under 24 seconds to go. The Wolves held the ball for the final shot, but could not get a good look, sending yet another NC/AU game to the extra frame.
Newberry outshot the Trojans in the second half at 41.4% (12-of-29) to the guests' 40.0% (10-of-25). Newberry held a 21-13 advantage in rebounding, but the Trojans made six three-pointers in the half to Newberry's three to make up the three point difference at the half.
Despite never trailing in the second half, Newberry fell behind on an early six-point surge from Anderson. Hash made a three-pointer and D. Jones made a steal and executed a three-point play on the next possession to take an important lead. Hash was simply on fire from long distance with a trio of three-pointers. Newberry fell behind by as many as 11 in the period, but cut it down to as few as five in the final minute, but could not get any closer.
In the overtime, Newberry was outscored 24-17. Anderson went 5-of-7 from the field, 3-of-4 from three-point territory and a perfect 11-of-11 from the free throw line. Newberry made 4-of-10 shots from the field, 2-of-6 from three-point land and 7-of-8 at the charity stripe.
For the game, the Wolves shot 31-of-78 (39.7%) from the field, 26.3% (10-of-38) from three-point land and 76.5% (13-of-17) from the free throw line. Anderson was 46.0% (29-of-63) from the field, 12-of-27 (44.4%) from three and 91.7 % (22-of-24) from the charity stripe. AU had a 46-40 rebounding advantage. Newberry had 19 steals in the game.