January 28, 20151st2ndFinal
Queens (N.C.)364480
Newberry474996
Stats at a GlanceQUNBY
FG Percentage.420 (29-69) .472 (34-72)
3P FG Percentage.462 (12-26) .257 (9-35)
FT Percentage.500 (10-20) .864 (19-22)
Offensive Rebounds1414
Defensive Rebounds2533
Total Rebounds3947
Turnovers2015
Steals513
Bench Points2834
LeadersQUNBY
PointsMORGAN - 22
Demarkus Smith - 20
ReboundsTEAM - 7
Vincent Hicklin - 9
AssistsLEWIS - 6
Gerald Evans - 6
StealsLEWIS - 2
James Stepp - 4
BlocksJACKSON - 2
HENDRYX - 2
Vincent Hicklin - 2
Men's basketball seeking for much needed victory, face Queens on Wednesday


Men's basketball seeking for much needed victory, face Queens on Wednesday
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | by Chris Downey, Athletic Communications Assistant

NEWBERRY - The Newberry College men's basketball team is searching for a much needed victory when they host the Queens Royals on Wednesday evening at 8 p.m.

WHO: Queens (N.C.) at Newberry College
WHERE: Eleazer Arena on the campus of Newberry College
WHEN: 8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 27
RECORDS: Newberry is 13-5 overall and 7-5 in South Atlantic Conference action. Queens is 11-7 overall and 8-4 in SAC play.
LIVE AUDIO: http://www.NewberryWolves.tv, WKDK-AM 1240 in Newberry County - PxP: Garry Griffith
LIVE VIDEO: http://www.NewberryWolves.tv
LIVE STATS: 
http://www.NewberryStats.com

The Wolves dropped their fourth consecutive game on Saturday afternoon in double overtime 101-92 to the Carson-Newman Eagles inside the friendly confines of Eleazer Arena. Demarkus Smith recorded his first double-double of the season as he poured in a career-high 30 points and contributing a season-high 10 rebounds. James Stepp added 17 points on 5-of-9 from the field for the Wolves, one shy of his career-high 18 points. 

With the loss on Saturday and the Queens victory, Newberry now sits in third place in the South Atlantic Conference standings at 7-5, one game below it's opponent on Wednesday evening. Smith continues to lead the team with 16.8 ppg while adding a team-high 4.3 rebounds per game. Mitch Riggs continues to be an assest for the team as he pours in 12.6ppg as well as 2.83 assists per contest for the Scarlet and Gray.

Queens comes to Newberry boasting an 11-7 record overall and 8-4 in conference action. This is the first of two meetings for the squads this season with the return game on February 18 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Royals are led by Sean Morgan who tallies 15.6ppg along with his 6.6 rebounds per contest. Nkosia Ali is second on the team with 6.4 rebounds per game along with 8.4 points per game. Alongside those two is Rob Lewis who dishes out 4.0 assists and 3.1 rebounds per game.

After Wednesday's contest, Newberry heads to Anderson on Saturday January 31 and then travel to Wingate the following Wednesday before returning home.