December 06, 20141st2ndFinal
Stats at a GlanceAUNBY
FG Percentage.354 (17-48) .328 (20-61)
3P FG Percentage.286 (8-28) .289 (13-45)
FT Percentage.607 (17-28) .677 (21-31)
Offensive Rebounds817
Defensive Rebounds3031
Total Rebounds3848
Bench Points2327
PointsRoss - 15
James Stepp - 15
ReboundsRoss - 10
Mitch Riggs - 9
AssistsHoward - 3
Adekambi - 3
Gerald Evans - 4
StealsHoward - 2
Dondray Walker - 3
Wolves protect home court against Trojans, 74-59

Wolves protect home court against Trojans, 74-59
Saturday, December 6, 2014 | by Chris Downey, Athletic Communications Assistant

NEWBERRY – The Newberry College men’s basketball team got their first victory over the Anderson Trojans since February 9, 2011 on Saturday afternoon inside Eleazer Arena, 74-59.

Gerald Evans (Inglewood, Calif), Dondray Walker (Fountain Inn, S.C.) and James Stepp (Greensboro, N.C.) all scored in double figures for the Wolves. Evans tallied 13 points and was a perfect 11-of-11 from the charity stripe, while Walker tallied 14 points. Stepp led the way for Newberry with 15 points and 5-of-11 from distance.

In the first half, Newberry (8-0, 4-0) jumped out to a quick 8-4 lead following an Evans lay-in. The Trojans pulled back to back it a one point game at 11-10 but Newberry extended the lead up to eight at 20-12 with 8:43 remaining in the half.

The lead remained intact at eight throughout the rest of the half as Newberry led 28-20 after the first 20 minutes.

Anderson got within one point in the early going at 29-27, but Newberry used a 13-5 run to go up by 10 points at 42-32 following two free throws from Walker. From then on the Wolves lowest lead was six points at 44-38.

With the six point lead at the 10:45 mark in the second half, Newberry went on a 22-10 run covering a 5:03 span to take a 66-48 lead.

To cap off the 22-10 run, Newberry encountered a unique opportunity. At the 5:56 mark, Mitch Riggs buried a 3-point basket and as the shot was passing through the twine, Alani Adekambi committed a foul on Brandon Taylor.

With the Wolves already in the double bonus, Taylor went to the line for two free throws. He connected on both, which gave Newberry five points in one possession.

At the 3:51 mark, the Scarlet and Gray earned their largest lead at 20 points, 70-50. The Wolves continued the scoring and defensive pressure en route to the victory.

Evans’ 11 free throw baskets is a new career-high for the sophomore. Riggs set a career-high in defensive rebounds with eight and in total rebounds with nine.

The Wolves are back in action on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. as they host College of Faith (Charlotte) inside Eleazer Arena.