December 10, 20141st2ndFinal
College of Faith483179
Newberry6751118
Stats at a GlanceCOFNBY
FG Percentage.443 (27-61) .516 (48-93)
3P FG Percentage.143 (3-21) .316 (12-38)
FT Percentage.733 (22-30) .556 (10-18)
Offensive Rebounds619
Defensive Rebounds3035
Total Rebounds3654
Turnovers2820
Steals1513
Bench Points2286
LeadersCOFNBY
PointsGREGORY - 17
Vincent Hicklin - 21
ReboundsFUNDERBURK - 7
Vincent Hicklin - 13
AssistsTRUSEDALE - 2
TRAMAINE - 2
RAY - 2
Matthew Spears - 5
Xavier Hill - 5
StealsJACKSON - 4
GREGORY - 4
James Stepp - 4
BlocksGREGORY - 2
Dondray Walker - 1
Vincent Hicklin - 1
Hamish Burns - 1
No. 21/18 Newberry routs College of Faith 118-79


No. 21/18 Newberry routs College of Faith 118-79
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | by Chris Downey, Athletic Communications Assistant

NEWBERRY – The Newberry College men’s basketball team eased to a 118-79 victory on Wednesday evening against the College of Faith Saints inside Eleazer Arena.

The Wolves (9-0, 4-0) were led by sophomore Vincent Hicklin who set a career-high in points with 21 and 13 rebounds, also a career-high. Brandon Taylor notched a career-high 16 points in only nine minutes of action.

Dondray Walker put Newberry on the board first with a 3-point basket just eight seconds into the contest. That sparked a quick 10-2 run over three and a half minutes for the Scarlet and Gray. Newberry kept the eight point lead until the 6:42 mark.

Following a pair of free throws from the Saints’ Chris Funderburk, Newberry pounced out to a 50-32 scoreline by way of a 13-3 run. With the Wolves leading 55-43 and 2:29 remaining in the first half, Taylor scored a quick five points to spark a 12-5 run to close out the first half with a 67-48 advantage.

Entering the second half, Newberry continued their hot shooting during a 28-6 run that spanned 6:35 to open the floodgates as the lead was stretched to 95-54 capped off by a Mason Spease 3-point basket.

In the final 13 minutes, College of Faith outscored Newberry 25-23 as the Wolves slowed down the pace of play en route to the convincing victory.

For the Scarlet and Gray, Spease also set a career-high with 13 points and Hamish Burns connected on 3-of-5 from beyond the arc for 11 points, also a career-high.

Xavier Holmes also had a solid performance as he tallied 16 points on 8-of-10 shooting while snagging four rebounds.

For the undefeated Wolves, they’ll continue play on Saturday against Southern Wesleyan with tip-off scheduled for 8 p.m. from Eleazer Arena. They return to conference play on Monday evening for a top-25 matchup against the Lincoln Memorial Railsplitters.