February 06, 20161st2ndFinal
Mars Hill563793
Stats at a GlanceMHUMNBY
FG Percentage.410 (32-78) .528 (38-72)
3P FG Percentage.389 (14-36) .519 (14-27)
FT Percentage.600 (15-25) .750 (27-36)
Offensive Rebounds1012
Defensive Rebounds2438
Total Rebounds3450
Bench Points4756
PointsMcCarter - 21
Gerald Evans - 30
ReboundsYeargin - 7
Xavier Holmes - 8
AssistsYeargin - 5
Mitch Riggs - 5
Gerald Evans - 5
StealsHaynes - 1
Bauer - 1
Yeargin - 1
Neal - 1
James Ashby - 2
Mason Spease - 2
BlocksGriffin - 2
Xavier Holmes - 2
Newberry hosts Mars Hill in middle game of key homestand

Newberry hosts Mars Hill in middle game of key homestand
Friday, February 5, 2016 | by Josh Manck, Assistant AD for Athletic Communications

NEWBERRY - The Newberry Wolves broke the South Atlantic Conference's longest winning streak with a big win over Wingate and now have a two-game winning streak of their own. Now, with momentum and the home crowd behind them, the scarlet and gray look for their third straight win and a season sweep over Mars Hill.

WHO: Mars Hill University at Newberry College
WHERE: Newberry's Eleazer Arena
WHEN: Approximately 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 6
RECORDS: Newberry is 13-8 overall and 8-7 in the South Atlantic Conference. Mars Hill is 9-11 overall and 5-9 in conference action.
LIVE STATS: www.NewberryStats.com 
LIVE VIDEO: www.NewberryWolves.TV 
www.NewberryWolves.TV and live over the air in Newberry County on WKDK-AM 1240

LAST TIME OUT: Newberry 84, Wingate 76

  • The Newberry Wolves led by as many as 26 points on the way to an 84-76 win over the visiting Wingate Bulldogs in Eleazer Arena on Wednesday night.
  • Xavier Holmes led the Wolves in scoring with 18 points on 5-of-9 shooting from the floor and making 8-of-14 free throws. He also added eight rebounds, three blocks and two steals.
  • He led five Wolves in double figures as Mitch Riggs scored 12 points, Brandon Taylor scored 11 points and James Ashby and Gerald Evans netted 10 apiece.
  • In a foul-heavy game with 61 combined personal infractions called, Newberry took advantage of its opportunities at the charity stripe, making 30-of-40 free throws, compared to a 20-of-31 mark for the Bulldogs.
  • The Wolves forced 19 Wingate turnovers in the game.
  • Uncharacteristically, the Wolves had only four offensive rebounds in their 36 rebound total.
  • The Wolves avenged a three-point loss to Wingate in December to salvage the season split.


  • Newberry ranks third in the nation and second in the conference in scoring with 94 points per game, just behind Lincoln Memorial's 95.3 points per game.
  • The Wolves also rank third nationally in offensive rebounds at 14.86 o-boards per contest, despite having only four offensive rebounds in the win over Wingate.
  • Newberry ranks second nationally in steals per contest at 10.9 steals per contest, led by Evans, who ranks 14th nationally at 2.26 steals per game.


  • Holmes notched his third consecutive double-double to lead Newberry to a 99-93 win at Mars Hill in mid-December.
  • Newberry shot 50% from the field and season best 80% at the charity stripe.
  • Xavier Holmes picked up his third double-double in three games with game high 33 points going 14-20 from the field, 10 boards and went 5-6 at the free throw line.
  • Mitch Riggs finished the day with 18 points, seven boards and four assists while Gerald Evans picked up eight assists.