January 20, 20181st2ndFinal
Newberry533487
Carson-Newman5356109
Stats at a GlanceNBYC-N
FG Percentage.386 (27-70) .646 (42-65)
3P FG Percentage.356 (16-45) .467 (14-30)
FT Percentage.773 (17-22) .917 (11-12)
Offensive Rebounds136
Defensive Rebounds1733
Total Rebounds3039
Turnovers1416
Steals77
Bench Points4749
LeadersNBYC-N
PointsMarshall Lange - 18
Rob Valentine - 18
ABRAHAM - 21
ReboundsMax Miller - 6
Rob Valentine - 6
BATES - 6
AssistsQuaman Burton - 4
Marshall Lange - 4
CLARK - 8
StealsNick Dietrich - 2
Marshall Lange - 2
JONES - 2
BlocksRob Valentine - 1
HOLMES - 2
Hill has breakout night as Newberry falls to Eagles


Hill has breakout night as Newberry falls to Eagles
Saturday, January 20, 2018 | by Morganne Lander, Athletic Communications Assistant

JEFFERSON CITY, TENN. – Despite a Newberry lead throughout the first 20 minutes it was Carson-Newman that came out on top 109-87 after hot shooting in the second half. 

Senior Xavier Hill posted a season-high 15 points including going 3-for-7 from beyond the arc. Twelve of his 15 points were logged during the first half, a team-high going into halftime.

 

A string of five consecutive treys from the Wolves propelled them to a 15-9 lead in the beginning minutes of the contest. Jabrie Bullard tallied another three to increase the lead to nine points, 20-11, marking Newberry’s largest lead of the game. Both teams matched each other shot for shot with the Wolves holding the slight edge but Carson-Newman chipped away with a 21-14 run to trail by two with 6:25 left in the first. Bullard continued to convert from deep with his third trey of the half boosting Newberry to a 49-45 lead late in the half. The Eagles would conclude with a 6-0 run to tie it 53-53 heading into halftime.

 

Bullard went 3-for-3 from deep to account for a fourth of the Wolves’ 12 treys in the first half.

 

The Eagles came out fighting to start the second half on a 20-6 streak with 10 of those points coming from Charles Clark to make 71-56 at the 15:28 mark. A three-pointer from Carson-Newman’s Malik Abraham extended the Eagles' lead to 22 points, 88-66.  A trey from Rob Valentine punctuated a 7-0 run from the Wolves to make it 99-85 with 4:45 remaining, however Newberry was unable to capitalize and fell to the Eagles 109-87.

 

Valentine contributed 15 in the second half to finish the night with 18 points, six rebounds, and a block. Marshall Lange matched Valentine’s 18 points and tied Quaman Burton for a team-high four assists.

 

Carson-Newman shot 61.1 percent from the floor in the second half connecting on 22 of their 36 attempts. Six Eagles’ players ended the night in double figures with Abraham tallying a team-high 21 points.

 

The Eagles broke a school record with 34 assists on the night led by eight from Clark.

 

Newberry will close their nonconference schedule at Eleazer Arena against Piedmont International at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 22.