|February 04, 2017||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||NBY||MHUM|
|FG Percentage||.424 (28-66)||.467 (28-60)|
|3P FG Percentage||.321 (9-28)||.200 (3-15)|
|FT Percentage||.900 (18-20)||.909 (20-22)|
- 26||Justin Hartfield
- 10||Dotson Griffin
- 4||Valentin Bauer
- 4||Valentin Bauer
Brandon Watkins - 1
Dotson Griffin - 1
MARS HILL, N.C. – Marshall Lange scored a career-high 26 points as the Newberry (13-9, 8-8 SAC) men’s basketball team snapped a five-game losing streak with an 83-79 victory over Mars Hill (4-18, 2-14 SAC) Saturday afternoon at Stanford Arena.
The Wolves have now won 14 straight contests over the Lions to sweep the season series.
Lange led all scorers with 26 points, going 9-for-10 from the free throw line. James Stepp chipped in 10 points and Quaman Burton pulled down a career-high 10 rebounds. Newberry shot 90.0 (18-for-20) percent from the charity stripe as a team.
Mars Hill ran out to an 8-4 lead early, and later led 18-13 halfway through the first half which marked the Lions’ largest lead of the game. The Wolves used an 8-2 run to grab a 20-18 advantage. It remained close throughout the rest of the half as Mars Hill led 38-34 at the break.
Neither team could gain much separation as the game was deadlocked at 50-50 at the 12:01 mark of the second half. The Wolves used a 7-3 spurt to lead 57-53. However, Mars Hill would not go away quietly, keeping the contest within single digits.
Newberry sealed the game with an 8-0 run for its largest lead of the contest with 4:24 to play. The Lions pulled within two points four separate times, but could not pull any closer.
Newberry shot 42.4 percent (28-for-66) from the field. The Wolves out-rebounded Mars Hill 40-31 and scored 25 second chance points. The teams combined for 11 ties and nine lead changes.
Justin Hartfield led Mars Hill with 25 points. Charles Moore was the only other player for the Lions in double-figures with 14.
Newberry will travel to Catawba (16-6, 10-6 SAC) on Feb. 8. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. Catawba defeated Newberry 100-99 in overtime on Jan. 18 at Eleazer Arena.