|November 02, 2013||1st||2nd||Final|
Coll. of Charleston
|Stats at a Glance||NBYM-XB||COFC|
|FG Percentage||.371 (26-70)||.556 (35-63)|
|3P FG Percentage||.417 (10-24)||.478 (11-23)|
|FT Percentage||.658 (25-38)||.600 (21-35)|
Demarkus Smith - 7
James Ashby - 1
CHARLESTON - The Newberry Wolves hung tough with one of the top men's basketball programs in the state of South Carolina on Saturday night, but eventually fell to the Cougars of the College of Charleston, 102-87, at TD Arena in exhibition action.
Newberry's Dondray Walker (Fountain Inn, S.C.) was the game's leading scorer with 23 points to go with eight rebounds and four assists.
Demarkus Smith (Johnston, S.C.) scored 20 points with seven rebounds and three assists. Freshman Cole Birchfield (Trenton, Ga.) scored 11 points.
The Wolves shot 37.1 percent (26-of-70) from the floor in the game with a 41.7 percent (10-of-24) ratio from behind the three-point line.
Newberry forced 21 College of Charleston turnovers while committing only 10 of their own. The Cougars out-rebounded Newberry by a 52 to 35 margin.
The scarlet and gray fell behind by eight points early at 10-2, but went on a 10-1 run to take a 12-11 lead with 14:15 left in the first half on a layup by Justin Cheek (Charlotte, N.C.).
Newberry kept the margin at single digits until the 9:25 mark on a Willis Hall three-point play for the Cougars which made it a 28-16 lead.
A James Ashby (Auckland, New Zealand) free throw with a minute to play in the half got Newberry to within nine and Smith's three-pointer made it an eight-point contest, but Charleston took a 49-38 halftime lead on a late three-point play in the final seconds.
Brunes Charles (Naples, Fla.) made the opening bucket of the second half and Walker hit a pair of free throws to cut the lead to 49-42, but the Cougars went on an eight-point surge and maintained the double-digit margin for the rest of the game. Newberry never trailed by more than 19.
Newberry opens the regular season at home on Sunday, November 10, at 2 p.m. against Armstrong Atlantic.