|January 28, 2017||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||AUMBB||NBY|
|FG Percentage||.447 (21-47)||.250 (16-64)|
|3P FG Percentage||.313 (5-16)||.150 (6-40)|
|FT Percentage||.519 (14-27)||.765 (13-17)|
- 14||Marshall Lange
- 9||James Stepp
- 8||Gerald Evans
Marshall Lange - 2
James Stepp - 2
- 4||Quaman Burton
- 4||Marshall Lange
Sikander Nielsen - 1
Lamell Washington - 1
NEWBERRY – The Newberry men’s basketball team (12-8, 7-7 SAC) suffered a cold night from the field, shooting just 25.0 percent, as visiting Anderson (9-11, 7-7 SAC) defeated the Wolves 61-51 Saturday night at Eleazer Arena.
Both teams started off cold from the field as Anderson scored the first field goal of the contest at the 15:28 mark of the first half. Newberry answered with a 6-0 run, capped off by Stepp’s three-point basket to lead 8-2 with 13:54 to play in the first. It was Newberry’s largest lead of the game.
AU pulled ahead 11-8 and never trailed in the remainder of the contest. The Trojans led 20-18 at the half. Newberry held Anderson to just 29.2 percent shooting in the period.
The Wolves attempted a comeback in the second half, pulling within 49-43 with under five minutes remaining. Evans’ free-throws cut Anderson’s lead to single digits with 0:44 seconds to play, but the Trojans held on for the 61-51 victory.
Shawn Benard scored 14 points for Anderson to lead all scorers. Jeremy Bouton chipped in 13. The Trojans shot 60.9 percent (14-for-23) from the floor in the second half.
Newberry was 76.5 percent (13-for-17) from the free-throw line. The Wolves also forced 31 Anderson turnovers to score 24 points.
Newberry shot 25.0 percent (16-for-61) from the field, its lowest output since shooting just 20.7 percent against Wingate on Jan. 16, 2013. The Wolves’ 51 points are also its lowest since the same contest against the Bulldogs.
The Wolves will begin a three-game road swing against Wingate on Wednesday, Feb. 1. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. in Wingate, N.C. Newberry defeated the Bulldogs 101-98 on Nov. 30 at Eleazer Arena.