February 10, 20161st2ndFinal
Catawba404181
Newberry444993
Stats at a GlanceCATMNBY
FG Percentage.413 (33-80) .449 (31-69)
3P FG Percentage.231 (6-26) .391 (9-23)
FT Percentage.750 (9-12) .786 (22-28)
Offensive Rebounds1013
Defensive Rebounds2634
Total Rebounds3647
Turnovers1516
Steals97
Bench Points2949
LeadersCATMNBY
PointsJameel Taylor - 22
Xavier Holmes - 14
ReboundsJulian Sampah - 7
Brandon Taylor - 7
AssistsJameel Taylor - 5
Gerald Evans - 7
StealsAndrew Ingram - 4
Gerald Evans - 3
BlocksAndrew Ingram - 2
Jerrin Morrison - 2
Xavier Holmes - 4
Newberry aims to take down Catawba to close out homestand


Newberry aims to take down Catawba to close out homestand
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 | by Josh Manck, Assistant AD for Athletic Communications

NEWBERRY - The Newberry Wolves will welcome the Catawba Indians to town Wednesday, looking for a fourth straight win and an undefeated homestand.

WHO: Catawba College at Newberry College
WHERE: Newberry's Eleazer Arena
WHEN: Approximately 8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10
RECORDS: Newberry is 14-8 overall and 9-7 in the South Atlantic Conference. Catawba is 10-12 overall and 8-8 in conference action.
LIVE STATS: www.NewberryStats.com 
LIVE VIDEO: www.NewberryWolves.TV 
LIVE AUDIO:
www.NewberryWolves.TV and live over the air in Newberry County on WKDK-AM 1240

LAST TIME OUT: Newberry 117, Mars Hill 93

  • Junior guard Gerald Evans had a career night, as the Newberry Wolves put on a second half surge to cruise away with a 117-93 win over Mars Hill in Eleazer Arena on Saturday.
  • With a huge crowd of basketball alumni on hand, Evans put on a show with a career-high 30 points to go with six rebounds, five assists and a steal.
  • James Stepp scored 17 points with six rebounds. Brandon Taylor and Ronell Crockett each netted 13 points, with Taylor adding seven rebounds.
  • Mitch Riggs had 11 points and dished out five assists and D.J. Copeland rounded out the double figure scorers with 10 points.
  • Newberry shot well in every category, making 52.8% (38-of-72) of its field goals, 51.9% (14-of-27) of its three pointers and 75.0% (27-of-36) of its free throws.
  • The Wolves were dominant on the glass, outrebounding MHU 50-34.

MIDDLE OF THE PACK

  • Newberry is one of three teams in the league tied for the fourth and final home position in the South Atlantic Conference Tournament, along with Lenoir-Rhyne and Carson-Newman. The Wolves, Bears and Eagles are tied at 9-7 in the conference with six games remaining.
  • Catawba is just a game behind at 8-8.

LOOKING AT THE STATS

  • The Wolves rank third nationally and second in the South Atlantic Conference in scoring offense, averaging 95.0 points per game. 
  • Newberry also leads the league in offensive rebounds at 14.73 o-boards per contest. 
  • The high-possession of Newberry's style puts the Wolves at the top of some very disparate categories.
    • PERIMETER
      • Three-point attempts (694, 1st in SAC, 6th in nation)
      • Three-pointers made (243, 2nd in SAC, 9th in nation)
    • INTERIOR
      • Free throw attempts (639, 1st in SAC, 8th in nation)
      • Free throws made (440, 1st in SAC, 12th in nation)

POINTS PER 40

  • Xavier Holmes leads the league in points per 40 minutes at 32.4 PP40.
  • Mitch Riggs is 10th in that category at 23.4 PP40.
  • Brandon Taylor is just behind him at 12th in the conference at 22.7 PP40.