November 13, 20151st2ndFinal
Newberry454186
Erskine414889
Stats at a GlanceNBYERMBB15
FG Percentage.377 (29-77) .516 (33-64)
3P FG Percentage.281 (9-32) .333 (9-27)
FT Percentage.633 (19-30) .452 (14-31)
Offensive Rebounds2616
Defensive Rebounds3233
Total Rebounds5849
Turnovers1719
Steals1111
Bench Points4233
LeadersNBYERMBB15
PointsXavier Holmes - 18
Joby Glymph - 32
ReboundsXavier Holmes - 13
TEAM - 13
TEAM - 13
AssistsGerald Evans - 6
Thomas Nolan - 4
StealsGerald Evans - 3
Mitch Riggs - 3
Thomas Nolan - 4
BlocksRay Lock - 3
Wolves fall in season opener


Wolves fall in season opener
Friday, November 13, 2015 | by Cam Eggeman, Athletic Communications Assistant

Due West – Newberry College falls in season opener to Erskine College by a last minute three pointer from Erskine’s Ray Lock.

Game Summary

Xavier Holmes led the way for the Wolves with a double-double as he scored team high 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. James Stepp notched 17 points, two rebounds and two assists while Gerald Evans tallied six assists, three steals and 14 points as he was 4-8 from behind the arc. The Wolves as a team shot 37.7% and 28.1% from behind the three point line. Newberry’s largest lead came at the 7:17 minute mark as the Wolves led by 10.

FIRST HALF

Gerald Evans got the Wolves going right off the bat with a three pointer in the opening minute and five seconds. The Flying Fleet bounced back and took a 9-5 lead with a few jump shots made by Joby Glymph. Newberry started to settle down and started to play their game and took a 15-11 lead when Mitch Riggs made a jumper from about 15 feet away. With 10 minutes remaining in the first half Newberry led Erskine 25-18. With 7:17 remaining in the first half, James Stepp made a three pointer that put the Wolves up by 10. The flying Fleet battled back again to pull within four which made the score 38-34. Erskine’s Ray Lock then made a jump shot to pull within two. Each team would round out the first half making two shots and the score was at 45-41.

SECOND HALF

Newberry came out firing again the second half with a made jump shot by Xavier Holmes. The Wolves hit their first three shots of the half to put them up 51-46. The Flying Fleet came right back with back to back three pointers by Glymph to make the score 53-52. The Wolve made a few free throws to put them back up by six with 15 minutes left in the game. Erskine tied the game at 60 when Glymph made another three pointer. The Flying Fleet started to take control of the game from there as they led by eight with nine minutes left with the score at 74-66. Newberry battled back again to tie the game at 77 when Mitch Riggs hit a jumper from 10 feet away.

In the closing minutes, the Wolves were down by five when Gerlad Evans hit a three to pull within two and the score was 86-84. About 10 seconds later Evans hit a jumper to tie the game at 86. 33 seconds later, Ray Lock hit a three to put the Flying Fleet up by three. The Wolves raced down the court and threw up a three of their own that didn’t fall and the Wolves lost the game 89-86.

Newberry will play North Greenville tomorrow at 11:30 a.m.