|January 14, 2017||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||NBY||BC|
|FG Percentage||.483 (28-58)||.404 (23-57)|
|3P FG Percentage||.406 (13-32)||.278 (5-18)|
|FT Percentage||.667 (16-24)||.800 (16-20)|
- 22||Stevie Williams
- 5||Omar El Diraoui
- 4||Stevie Williams
- 4||Shelby Parris
- 1||Omar El Diraoui
BREVARD, N.C. – Mason Spease scores 22 points to lead the Newberry men’s basketball team (11-4, 7-3 SAC) to an 85-67 victory over Brevard (2-14, 0-10 SAC) Saturday afternoon at Boshamer Gymnasium. The Wolves have now won six South Atlantic Conference games in a row.
Spease made seven three-point baskets and led the Wolves with 22 points. Marshall Lange scored 19 points off the bench and Gerald Evans notched 13 points. Jamaal Satisfield collected a team-high five rebounds.
Newberry ran out to an 11-4 lead thanks to back-to-back triples by Spease. Brevard pulled within two at 23-21 with just under 10 minutes remaining in the first half. The Wolves then used a 12-2 run to lead 35-23.
Newberry led 39-32 at halftime. Mason Spease led all scorers with 18 points, hitting six three pointers in the opening frame. The Wolves shot 45.0 (9-for-20) percent as a team from beyond the arc.
Both teams struggled from the floor early in the second half. Brevard pulled within seven at 42-35, but would not get any closer the rest of the way. Newberry led 58-48 with 12:01 remaining in the second half.
Brevard prevented the Wolves from running away with the game, but Newberry led by a game-high 18 points with 1:30 to play in the contest. The Wolves exacted revenge for a two-point loss in the regular season finale last season at Brevard with an 85-67 victory.
Newberry forced 30 Brevard turnovers, tying a season-high. The scarlet and gray also held Brevard to 67 points, a season low for a Newberry opponent. The Wolves shot 48.3 (28-for-58) percent from the floor, compared to the Tornados 40.4 (23-for-57) percent. Newberry scored 52 points off the bench.
Stevie Williams scored a game-high 28 points for the Tornados. Shelby Paris chipped in 13 points.
Newberry will have a short turnaround as they host non-conference foe Benedict (7-7) on Monday, Jan. 16 in a rescheduled contest. Tipoff from Eleazer Arena is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.