|February 25, 2017||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||BC||NBY|
|FG Percentage||.407 (22-54)||.473 (35-74)|
|3P FG Percentage||.444 (4-9)||.378 (17-45)|
|FT Percentage||.480 (12-25)||.789 (15-19)|
Omar El Diraoui - 14
|Rebounds||Omar El Diraoui
- 9||Jamaal Satisfield
- 3||D.J. Copeland
- 3||Gerald Evans
James Stepp - 1
NEWBERRY – The Newberry men’s basketball team forced 35 turnovers as the Wolves defeated Brevard 102-60 Saturday afternoon at Eleazer Arena. The contest also marked Senior Day for Gerald Evans and Mason Spease.
Newberry (18-10, 13-9 SAC) posted five players in double-figures, led by James Stepp’s 18 points. D.J. Copeland and Marshall Lange scored 15 apiece. Evans scored 13 and Sikander Nielsen chipped in 11 points. Evans swiped seven steals and Jamaal Satisfield collected a team-high eight rebounds.
The Wolves scored 41 points off 35 Brevard (2-26, 0-22 SAC) turnovers, a season-high for a Newberry opponent. Newberry was active in the passing lanes, notching 20 steals as a team.
Brevard started of the gate quickly, jumping out to a 14-4 lead just six minutes into the contest. It would be Brevard’s largest lead of the afternoon.
Newberry grabbed its first lead of the contest on Nielsen’s three-point basket late in the first half. The Wolves ended the first half on a 19-9 run to lead 43-28 at halftime. Stepp led all scorers with 10 points and Newberry forced 19 Brevard turnovers.
Newberry never let its foot off the accelerator, starting the second half with a 10-2 run. Brevard never threatened the rest of the contest, as the Wolves slowly built their lead. Newberry led by a game-high 44 points with 0:22 seconds remaining.
Newberry’s two seniors put on a show in the final two minutes, scoring eight of the Wolves’ final 13 points. Evans and Spease left the Eleazer Arena floor to a warm Senior Day reception as Newberry downed Brevard, 102-60.
The Wolves out-rebounded the Tornados, 41-39. Newberry shot 55.3 percent (21-for-38) in the second half. Brevard was just 48.0 percent (12-for-25) at the free-throw line in the contest.
Brevard had three finish in double-figures. Stevie Williams and Omar El Diraoui scored 14 points apiece.
Newberry will travel to Carson-Newman (18-10, 15-7 SAC) in a South Atlantic Conference Championship quarterfinal. Game time is scheduled for 8:00 p.m.