|November 22, 2015||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||WAU-BLUE||NBY|
|FG Percentage||.455 (30-66)||.386 (32-83)|
|3P FG Percentage||.300 (6-20)||.342 (13-38)|
|FT Percentage||.636 (21-33)||.667 (28-42)|
- 21||Mitch Riggs
- 16||Brandon Taylor
- 4||Ronell Crockett
Tyrus Fleetwood - 2
Elliot Meredith - 1
NEWBERRY – The Newberry College Wolves roll past the Washington Adventist Shocks 105-87 as Brandon Taylor and Xaiver Holmes carried the team with double-doubles.
Newberry now moves to 3-1 with today’s win. Newberry has won three in a row and will look to make it four on Tuesday when the Wolves face off against Queens.
Washington Adventist falls to 4-2 on the season as they went 1-1 in the 2015 Newberry Invitational.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- Newberry shot 38.6% in the field and 34.2% from behind the arc.
- Brandon Taylor finished the game with 19, 11 rebounds and was 8-8 at the free throw line.
- Xavier Holmes had 14 points and 10 rebounds.
- Mitch Riggs added 25 points going 8-13 in the field while hitting four threes and 5-6 at the charity strike.
- Newberry got quality minutes from their bench as they scored 47 points with nine from James Ashby.
- The Wolves had 25 points off of the 20 turnovers that Washington Adventist made and also had 19 second chance points on the 18 offensive rebounds.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Wolves were down early 4-0 until Brandon Taylor hit a layup and Mitch Riggs hit a three to take the 5-4 lead. James Ashby hit a three of his own a minute later to make the score 11-7.The Shock battled back to take a 21-20 lead with 10 minutes left in the first half. Newberry went on a 11 point run to take a 31-23 lead when Xavier Holmes made a layup. Washington Adventist tried to make a run of their own but fell short as they were down by 10 when Jamaal Satisfield made a free throw. Newberry never looked back in the first half as they closed out the half with a 53-40 lead.
- The second half started out with multiple technical fouls, one by each team. Tyrus Fleetwood made his first but missed his second. Brandon Taylor hit both of his free throws which gave the Wolves a 55-41 lead before the second half started. The Wolves held on to at least and eight point lead for the rest of the half. Newberry held their largest lead with 2:17 when they were up by 19. The Shocks made the next three baskets with layups to cut the lead to 87-101. Newberry stopped them right there to close out the game with a Matthew Spears three points.
UP NEXT FOR THE WOLVES
- Newberry will host Queens this Tuesday at 8 p.m. as the Wolves look to stay hot as the South Atlantic Conference play opens up in Eleazer Arena.