|December 15, 2014||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||NBY||LMU|
|FG Percentage||.393 (24-61)||.543 (38-70)|
|3P FG Percentage||.348 (8-23)||.421 (8-19)|
|FT Percentage||.714 (25-35)||.593 (16-27)|
Choice - 21
Xavier Holmes - 2
Matthew Spears - 1
James Ashby - 1
Peterson - 2
HARROGATE, Tenn. – The Newberry College men’s basketball team lost 100-81 on Monday evening inside the Tex Turner Arena on the campus of Lincoln Memorial.
Gerald Evans led the way for the Wolves tallying a career-high 23 points including 5-of-8 from long distance.
For the Scarlet and Gray in the first half, Mitch Riggs and Demarkus Smith tallied eight points and seven points respectively. James Ashby snagged five rebounds in the opening frame for the Wolves.
Also in the first half, Evans tallied six points and two boards while Dondray Walker tallied four points and three rebounds.
To open the second frame, the Railsplitters stretched their lead from eight to 14 using a quick 12-4 run in the first 4:20 of the half. Newberry kept the game within 10 points until the 11:11 mark, but couldn’t get any closer as the Railsplitters used offensive rebounds and open 3-point shots to earn the victory.
In the second half, Lincoln Memorial came out firing on all cylinders as they shot 19-for-35 for 54.3%, while limiting the Wolves to 44.4% on 12-of-27 shooting. Newberry held a slight advantage in free-throws in the second half, connecting on 12-of-15 while LMU tallied 8-of-12.
Tonight’s the final game of the calendar year for the Wolves as they take time off for the Christmas holiday and mandatory Division II break. They return to action on January 3 at 4 p.m. as they host the Tusculum Pioneers.