November 28, 20141st2ndFinal
Southern Wesleyan413778
Stats at a GlanceNBYSWU
FG Percentage.565 (48-85) .446 (29-65)
3P FG Percentage.484 (15-31) .278 (5-18)
FT Percentage.467 (7-15) .750 (15-20)
Offensive Rebounds1414
Defensive Rebounds2527
Total Rebounds3941
Bench Points7724
PointsDemarkus Smith - 22
Cameron Solomon - 17
ReboundsXavier Hill - 5
Mike Lieberman - 8
AssistsDemarkus Smith - 7
Truston Whiteside - 5
Kenny Holmes - 5
StealsGerald Evans - 3
Cameron Solomon - 3
BlocksXavier Holmes - 1
Dwayne Bryant - 2
Strong second half powers Newberry in win

Strong second half powers Newberry in win
Friday, November 28, 2014 | by Chris Downey, Athletic Communications Assistant

CENTRAL – The Newberry Wolves men’s basketball team used a 73 point second half en route to a 118-78 victory over the Southern Wesleyan Warriors on Friday evening from Tysinger Gym.

The Wolves were led by Demarkus Smith who had 22 points on 9-of-13 shooting and seven assists and Dondray Walker who tallied 20 points on the evening while shooting 7-of-12 in the game.

Newberry started out the contest in strong fashion as they jumped out to a 6-0 lead the first 44 seconds forcing Southern Wesleyan to use an early timeout. Following the timeout Newberry extended its lead to 10 at 18-8 following a Brandon Taylor 3-point bucket.

Continuing through the half Newberry drew out their lead to as many as 14 points but the Warriors used a 12-2 run to get within four points, which Newberry held on to until halftime in which they led 45-41.

At half Newberry forced sixteen turnovers while only giving the ball up six times.

Coming out of the intermission the Wolves took the game to another level. Following a 3-point bucket by Kenny Holmes of Southern Wesleyan, Newberry used a 29-13 run to break out to a 17 point advantage at 74-57 with 11:16 remaining in regulation.

With just over 10 minutes remaining the Wolves led by 14 points and continued to pour on the scoring. Over the next eight minutes the Scarlet and Gray went on a 36-12 run to open up the scoring and lead 110-72.

At the four minute mark and leading by 29 Newberry closed the game with a 19-8 run going a perfect 7-of-7 from the floor. Similar to the Catawba game on Tuesday, Newberry shot perfect from beyond the arc going 5-of-5 in the final stretch.

The Wolves had five players in double figures including James Ashby who went 7-of-8 from the field for 15 points. Mitch Riggs tallied 12 points and Xavier Hill shot 4-of-5 for 11 points on the night.

Newberry returns to Eleazer Arena on Saturday December 6 as they host the Anderson Trojans with game time scheduled for 4 p.m.