January 13, 20161st2ndFinal
Newberry374380
Coker464086
Stats at a GlanceNBYCOKER
FG Percentage.490 (24-49) .485 (32-66)
3P FG Percentage.400 (8-20) .357 (10-28)
FT Percentage.667 (24-36) .857 (12-14)
Offensive Rebounds614
Defensive Rebounds2124
Total Rebounds2738
Turnovers1815
Steals96
Bench Points3519
LeadersNBYCOKER
PointsXavier Holmes - 16
Aubrey Daniel - 21
ReboundsRonell Crockett - 5
Xavier Holmes - 5
Jalen Watson - 10
AssistsMitch Riggs - 3
Trey Marshall - 4
Donte Samuels - 4
StealsMitch Riggs - 3
Trey Marshall - 2
BlocksXavier Holmes - 1
Jalen Watson - 1
Roman Hall - 1
Cokers defense stalls Wolves


Cokers defense stalls Wolves
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 | by Cam Eggeman, Athletic Communications Assistant

Hartsville, S.C. – Newberry College falls to Coker College on Wednesday night in Hartsville, S.C. by a score of 86-80.

RECORDS
Newberry falls to 9-6 on the year while moving to 4-5 in the South Atlantic Conference. Coker moves to 6-7 overall and 2-7 in the SAC.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • Newberry shot 49% from the field and 40% from the three point marker while shooting 66.7% at the charity line.
  • Xavier Holmes led the way for the wolves offensively with 16 points while Brandon Taylor and Mitch Riggs each tallied 14 points.
  • The Wolves notched 28 rebounds and forced 15 turnovers.
  • Coker shot 48.5% from the field while going 12-14 at the free throw line.

HOW IT HAPPENED

FIRST HALF

The Wolves started out slow going down 11-2 until Xavier Hill hit a three to start a short comeback for the Wolves. Newberry tied the game when Brandon Taylor hit a three pointer and made the score 16-16.

Coker went on another run and Larry Cooper hit two free throws to make the score 30-18. The Wolves battled back towards the end of the first half and cut the gap to nine when Amp Moore hit a jumper from about 15 feet out.

SECOND HALF

Coker came out firing in the second half and went up by 15 points when Jalen Watson made a layup. Newberry battled back when Brandon Taylor score five quick unanswered points to make the score 55-48.

Cobras Trey Marshall came right back and scored nine unanswered points with three three pointers to make the score 64-48.

With about six minutes left into the game, the Wolves started to chip away at the Cobra’s lead when Xavier Hill made a free throw which made the score 72-64.

Mitch Riggs went on a scoring run of his own and score six points in a row to cut Coker’s lead to four with just under two minutes remaining.

Coker pulled away at the end and won the game 86-80.

UP NEXT FOR THE WOLVES

  • Newberry will be home on Saturday, Jan. 16th when Brevard comes into town.