|November 11, 2016||1st||2nd||1OT||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||NBY||ERS|
|FG Percentage||.424 (28-66)||.532 (33-62)|
|3P FG Percentage||.333 (10-30)||.238 (5-21)|
|FT Percentage||.700 (21-30)||.615 (8-13)|
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DUE WEST, S.C. – The Newberry College men’s basketball team earned the first win of the season in overtime against Erskine 87-79 Friday morning at Belk Arena.
Marshall Lange led five Newberry players in double-figures with a team-high 21 points. Gerald Evans notched 18 points and six assists. Rob Valentine chipped in 13 points. Amp Moore and James Stepp scored 12 points apiece off the bench. Mason Spease pulled down nine rebounds.
Both teams struggled from the floor early, but Newberry led 10-5 after seven minutes of play. Lange knocked down a three-pointer to give Newberry a 26-19 advantage with 7:39 to play in the first half. Moore’s free throws gave Newberry its largest lead of the afternoon at 13 points towards the end of the half. The Wolves led 39-28 at the break. Lange paced the Wolves with 10 points.
Erskine rallied for an 11-3 run to tie the contest at 42-42 early in the second half. Newberry answered with a 15-7 spurt to lead 57-44. Erskine rallied back to take a 70-69 advantage late the half. The Flying Fleet led 72-70 after a pair of free throws with 2:26 remaining. Evans knocked down two free throws to tie the game at 72-72. Erskine was not able to get a shot off as the game headed to overtime.
In the overtime period, Stepp knocked back a three pointer after a nice pass from Sikander Nielsen to give Newberry a 75-74 lead. Erskine took the lead on the next possession. Valentine answered back with a three-point basket for the 78-76 advantage. Newberry made its free-throws down the stretch and was victorious 87-79.
Newberry shot 42.4 percent (28-for-66) for the game, while the Flying Fleet shot 53.2 percent (33-for-62) from the floor. Newberry held Erskine to 23.8 percent from long range. The Wolves scored 38 points off turnovers and had 32 points off the bench.
Joby Glymph had a team-high 30 points for Erskine. Brannon Dark recorded a game-high 17 rebounds.