|January 07, 2015||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||CAT||NBY|
|FG Percentage||.449 (35-78)||.486 (35-72)|
|3P FG Percentage||.444 (12-27)||.382 (13-34)|
|FT Percentage||.615 (16-26)||.743 (26-35)|
- 30||Demarkus Smith
Arrington - 11
Morrison - 4
Brown - 4
Morrison - 3
- 1||Brandon Taylor
NEWBERRY - The Newberry College men’s basketball team continues South Atlantic Conference play on Wednesday evening as they host the Catawba College Indians inside Eleazer Arena.
Newberry gained its 11th win on the season, 88-80 over the Tusculum Pioneers. Demarkus Smith led the way with 26 points and five rebounds. Gerald Evans snagged 10 rebounds and Mitch Riggs added 16 points on 4-of-14 from the field and 6-of-6 from the line.
Newberry enters Wednesday evening’s contest with an 11-1 record. Smith leads the team with 13.8ppg with Riggs pouring in 12.1ppg. Evans leads the way with 3.33 assists per game and 4.4 rebounds per game. Dondray Walker is averaging 11.8ppg with 2.2 assists and 3.4 rebounds. The Wolves are now ranked No. 24 in the D2SIDA National Poll published on Tuesday afternoon.
Catawba posts a 5-6 overall record and 3-3 in conference record. Newberry defeated Catawba 108-101 on Nov. 25, 2014. The Indians have lost four straight contests, most recently a 92-63 loss at Anderson. Jerrin Morrison (17.9ppg), Rakeen Brown (16.4ppg, 3.6apg) and KJ Arrington (15.3ppg, 7.2rbg) lead the way for the Indians.
The Wolves travel to Mars Hill on Saturday, Lenoir-Rhyne next Wednesday January and Brevard on January 17 before they begin a three-game home-stretch on January 21.
The Newberry High School basketball and football teams will be honored at the halftimes of the men's game as a part of Newberry High School night.