|December 10, 2014||1st||2nd||Final|
|College of Faith||48||31||79|
|Stats at a Glance||COF||NBY|
|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)|
- 17||Vincent Hicklin
- 7||Vincent Hicklin
TRAMAINE - 2
RAY - 2
Xavier Hill - 5
GREGORY - 4
- 2||Dondray Walker
Vincent Hicklin - 1
Hamish Burns - 1
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.