|November 11, 2016||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||NBY||CHA|
|FG Percentage||.431 (31-72)||.529 (36-68)|
|3P FG Percentage||.517 (15-29)||.407 (11-27)|
|FT Percentage||.550 (11-20)||.750 (18-24)|
AUBE - 6
Xavier Hill - 3
JACKSON - 2
WASHINGTON - 2
AUBE - 2
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Newberry College men’s basketball team trailed Division I Charlotte by only three points at halftime before the 49ers pulled away for an 101-88 exhibition victory on Friday night at the Halton Arena.
D.J. Copeland led Newberry with 21 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the floor. Gerald Evans notched 11 points and Marshall Lange chipped in 10 points. Sikander Nielsen pulled down six rebounds and Quaman Burton dished out four assists.
Newberry jumped out to a 5-0 lead early on in the contest. The Wolves continued to lead as Musah Sackor’s layup gave Newberry a 25-21 lead midway through the first half. Charlotte built up a cushion and led 35-29. Nielsen chipped the lead back down to one just three possessions later. Newberry trailed the 49ers 41-28 at halftime. Lange led Newberry with eight points at the break.
Mason Spease gave Newberry the lead once again on the Wolves’ third possession of the second half. The Wolves’ used an 11-3 run to grab a 59-49 advantage. Rob Valentine’s three-point basket gave Newberry its largest lead of the contest at 14 points with 12:07 remaining.
The Wolves held on to a two-point lead after a 15-3 49ers run. Charlotte took the lead on the next possession with a pair of free throws. The 49ers led by as many as 20 points before taking home a 101-88 exhibition victory.
Newberry ended the contest shooting 43.1 percent (31-for-72) and 51.7 percent (15-for-29) from distance, but Charlotte shot 52.9 percent (36-for-68) from the field, and 75.0 percent (18-for-24) from the free-throw line. Newberry notched 42 points off the bench.
Jon Davis scored 28 points for Charlotte. Reid Aube and JC Washington notched six rebounds each and Anthony VanHook collected five assists.
Newberry will take on North Greenville (1-0) tomorrow afternoon at 4:00 p.m.