|November 13, 2013||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||NBYM-XB||NSUM|
|FG Percentage||.411 (30-73)||.603 (41-68)|
|3P FG Percentage||.400 (16-40)||.412 (7-17)|
|FT Percentage||.826 (19-23)||.743 (26-35)|
Mitch Riggs - 4
Brandon Taylor - 1
Mitch Riggs - 1
Jamie Harper - 1
Demarkus Smith - 1
Justin Cheek - 1
Xavier Holmes - 1
PHELPS - 2
- 2||LILA-ST. ROSE
FUENTES - 1
GOODE - 1
MAYE - 1
NORFOLK, Va. - The Newberry Wolves led the game in the final minute of the first half, but the defending MEAC champion Norfolk State Spartans earned a 115-95 win in Echols Hall on Wednesday night.
The game - Newberry's third in four days - was an exhibition contest for the Wolves, but gives Norfolk State a 1-1 record on the season. Newberry (2-0 overall) is off until next Wednesday, November 20, when the scarlet and gray host Coker in their South Atlantic Conference opener.
Dondray Walker (Fountain Inn, S.C.) led the Wolves with 20 points, including four three-pointers. Demarkus Smith (Johnston, S.C.) scored 18 points with four rebounds and two assists.
Jamie Harper (Inglewood, Calif.) knocked down four three-pointers in the first half on the way to 17 points, while Gerald Evans (Inglewood, Calif.) scored 10 points and passed out four assists.
Newberry shot 41.1 percent (30-of-73) from the floor and made 16 three-pointers in the contest. The Wolves were also a stellar 82.6 percent (19-of-23) from the free throw line.
In the first half, the Wolves shot 39.0 percent (16-of-41) with 10 made triples. Newberry led by as many as five, holding a 15-10 lead on an Evans layup five minutes into the game.
NSU led by 11 points at the eight-minute media timeout and had a 46-39 advantage with just under four minutes to go in the period. Newberry responded with a 9-0 surge and took a 48-46 lead on an Evans trey with a minute and a half to go. The Spartans closed the half on a 5-0 run to go into the locker room with a 51-48 edge.
Harper drained a triple on the first possession of the second half to tie up the game and the Wolves trailed by only five on a Justin Cheek (Charlotte, N.C.) steal and fastbreak layup with 15:30 to play.
Unfortunately for the Wolves, the hosts went on a 12-0 run in the middle of the period, pushing a lead up to 21 points at 85-64 with 11:16 to go.
The scarlet and gray were able to cut that margin down to 15 points at one stage, but could get no closer. The Wolves improved to a 43.8 percent (14-of-32) clip in the second half, but turned the ball over 10 times in the half and managed to force only four in the period.
The Spartans shot 60.3 percent from the field for their program's top point output as a Division I program.