February 08, 20141st2ndFinal
Newberry294877
Lincoln Memorial464692
Stats at a GlanceNBYLMU
FG Percentage.359 (23-64) .522 (36-69)
3P FG Percentage.393 (11-28) .417 (5-12)
FT Percentage.952 (20-21) .714 (15-21)
Offensive Rebounds1214
Defensive Rebounds2129
Total Rebounds3343
Turnovers1613
Steals610
Bench Points2624
LeadersNBYLMU
PointsGerald Evans - 19
Xavier Holmes - 19
Vincent Bailey - 30
ReboundsBrandon Taylor - 7
Vincent Bailey - 11
AssistsGerald Evans - 4
Xavier Holmes - 4
Lorenza Ross - 10
StealsDondray Walker - 2
Lorenza Ross - 2
Chance Jones - 2
Curtis McMillion - 2
BlocksDondray Walker - 2
Chance Jones - 2
Curtis McMillion - 2
Vincent Bailey - 2
Second half comeback falls short at No. 7 LMU, 92-77


Second half comeback falls short at No. 7 LMU, 92-77
Saturday, February 8, 2014

HARROGATE, Tenn. - The Newberry Wolves trailed by as many as 21 points to the No. 7 Lincoln Memorial Railsplitters and stormed back to cut the deficit to one point, but could not overcome the final obstacle in a 92-77 loss Saturday night.

Newberry falls to 14-6 overall and 10-6 in South Atlantic Conference action entering an 8 p.m. Wednesday game at Lenoir-Rhyne. LMU is now 18-2 overall and 14-2 in the league.

Xavier Holmes (Great Falls, S.C.) went 6-of-9 from the field and 7-of-7 at the charity stripe for a 19-point performance, while Gerald Evans (Inglewood, Calif.) scored 19 points. Demarkus Smith (Johnston, S.C.) scored 13 points.

Newberry was dreadful from the field in the first half, going only 6-for-25 (24.0%) from the field, with a 4-of-13 rate from long distance. Only three players scored from the field, with only Evans making more than one shot as the Railsplitters took a 46-29 lead into the halftime break.

The Wolves' shooting improved massively in the second half, bumping up over 20 percent. The Wolves forced 10 LMU turnovers in the period and at one point went on an 18-1 run, coming back from 20 points down to cut the lead to 60-58 with 11:19 to play

The deficit was as small as one point on three separate occasions, with the score standing at 71-70 with 7:12 to play. Unfortunately for Newberry, the hosts went on a 9-0 run over the next four minutes and eased to the win from there.

Newberry upped its shooting percentage to 43.6% (17-of-39) in the second half, with 7-of-15 (46.7%) of its three-pointers finding the mark. However, LMU made both of its second half three-point attempts and went 19-of-32 (59.4%) from the field in the half.

Newberry was fantastic at the charity stripe, connecting on 95.2% (20-of-21) of its free throws.