|January 24, 2016||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||C-N||NBY|
|FG Percentage||.589 (33-56)||.382 (29-76)|
|3P FG Percentage||.357 (5-14)||.289 (11-38)|
|FT Percentage||.541 (20-37)||.800 (20-25)|
- 30||Xavier Holmes
Gerald Evans - 18
- 9||Brandon Taylor
- 8||Gerald Evans
- 4||Gerald Evans
Mitch Riggs - 2
James Ashby - 2
Ronell Crockett - 2
Dhonte Ford - 2
- 2||Brandon Taylor
NEWBERRY- The Newberry Wolves fell to the Carson-Newman Eagles on Sunday afternoon by a score of 91-89.
Newberry is now 11-7 overall and 6-6 in the South Atlantic Conference while Carson-Newman improves to 11-7 overall and 6-6 in the SAC.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- At the half, Riggs led the team in points with 11 followed by Ashby and Crokett who scored eight each. Holmes grabbed four boards, scored seven points and dished two assists.
- At the half as a team, the Wolves shot 83.3% from the line and 42.5% from the field.
- Gerald Evans and Xavier Holmes led the way for the Wolves with 18 points while Mitch Riggs finished with 14 points.
- Brandon Taylor contributed 10 points and nine boards with two blocks.
- The Wolves shot 38.2% for the game while going 28.9% from behind the arc and 80% at the free throw line.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Carson-Newman got on the board first at 19:46 but Newberry answered back quickly with a layup from Holmes at 19:13. Scoring was quiet for the next two minutes on the Wolves side until Ashby made a layup at the 17:28 mark. Ashby scored again with a 3-pointer off a pass from Holmes a minute later.
Riggs drained a 3-pointer at 15:50 followed by a layup from Crockett 14 seconds later. Crockett hit a jumper just 22 seconds later off a pass from Taylor for a 14-7 lead.
Halfway through the first half Ashby hit a 3-pointer to extend Newberry’s lead to 29-12. With 7:33 left until halftime Riggs hit a 3-pointer off a pass from Moore followed by a jumper at the 7:00 mark.
At the 3:26 mark Taylor was sent to the free throw line and went 2-for-2 for a 17-point lead (40-23) over the Eagles. Crockett closed the first half of play with two free throws for a 46-30 lead.
The Eagles came out firing in the second half as they cut the gap to nine with about 12 minutes left in the game. Evans gave the Wolves a 13 point lead with a three pointer two minutes later. Carson-Newman continued to battle as they cut the lead to nine with a couple free throws from Charles Clark.
Josh Rogers hit a jumper which cut the gap to six with about six and a half minutes left. Then cut it to three with a Carson Brooks layup. DJ Copeland hit a few free throws 10 seconds later to give the Wolves a four point lead.
The Eagles took the lead when Charles Clark dunked it on a fastbreak to make the score 78-77. Holmes came right back down the floor and hit a layup of his own to put the Wolves up 79-78. Carson-Newman took the lead again with a Sawyer Williams layup followed by Evans three pointer which put the Wolves back on top.
With 30 seconds to go Carson Brooks hit two free throws and then Charles Brooks hit two more free throws to give the Eagles an 88-87 lead. With two seconds to go, Xavier Holmes slammed it home to give the Wolves a one point lead. The Eagels got the ball back and raced down the floor for Zack Pangallo to throw up a pray that banked in off the back board for the Carson-Newman victory.
UP NEXT FOR THE WOLVES
The Wolves are on the road on Wednesday, January 27 to play Queens University of Charlotte at 8 p.m.