February 15, 20171st2nd3rd4thFinal
Stats at a GlanceL-RUNBY
FG Percentage.358 (19-53) .439 (25-57)
3P FG Percentage.182 (2-11) .455 (10-22)
FT Percentage.643 (9-14) .900 (9-10)
Offensive Rebounds99
Defensive Rebounds2428
Total Rebounds3337
Bench Points165
PointsSuddreth - 16
Shelby Britten - 16
Meg Essex - 16
ReboundsRobinson - 10
Jaya Schultz - 11
AssistsColeman-Cox - 1
Young - 1
Swango - 1
Robinson - 1
Cooper - 1
Smith - 1
Nicola Handreck - 4
StealsSwango - 2
Cooper - 2
Shelby Britten - 3
Nicola Handreck - 3
BlocksRomero - 1
Robinson - 1
Courtney Lyons - 1
Trio of sophomores help catapult Wolves past Bears

Trio of sophomores help catapult Wolves past Bears
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | by Tanner Swift, Athletic Communications Assistant

NEWBERRY - The Newberry women's basketball team (15-8, 11-8 SAC) raced past Lenoir-Rhyne (15-10, 11-8 SAC) in impressive fashion on Wednesday night defeating the Bears by a final of 69-49. 


The Wolves dominated every facet of the game jumping out to a 31-5 lead after the first 10 minutes. Newberry held Lenior-Rhyne to single digits once again in the following quarter, giving Newberry a gigantic 46-13 lead at the break. 


Newberry shot 66.7 percent from the floor on 16-of-24 shooting in the first 20 minutes, all while holding the Bears to a measly 15.4%.


"They're a pretty good team and we were able to come out and stamp our dominance early in the game and carry it through a few quarters," said Newberry head coach Sean Page. "A good team effort having a bunch of kids in double figures."


A trio of sophomores in Shelby Britten, Meg Essex, and Courtney Lyons led the way for Newberry combining for 43 of the Wolves' points at Eleazer Arena. It took just 14 minutes into the game for Britten and Essex to notch double figures. 


Britten finished with 16 points, hitting 4-of-5 from downtown notchung a new career-high. The guard also added three assists, three steals, and two rebounds. Essex tallied 16 points and seven boards in just 20 minutes. Lyons chipped in 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting tying a career-high. 


Senior forward Jaya Schultz earned her second double-double of the season in a 10-point, 11-rebound effort.


Nicola Handreck tallied 11 points to put all five Newberry starters in double figures for the third time this season. The junior guard, who recently earned the South Atlantic Conference Player of the Week, brought down six rebounds and earned three steals. Handreck dished out four assists in the win to put her in a tie for ninth all-time at Newberry. 


Lenoir-Rhyne, who trailed by as many as 39 points near the end of the third quarter, was led by Maddi Suddreth who dropped 16 points on 7-of-13 shooting. No other Bears player topped more eight points on the afternoon. 


Newberry is now 14-3 on the season when having at least three starters finish the game in double figures, and 13-1 when holding the opposition to under 59 points. 


Added Page, "Hopefully we can keep it rolling, we've been playing pretty well."


Newberry will take their four-game winning streak into Greenville, Tenn. when they take on the Tusculum Pioneers on Saturday, Feb. 18. Tip-off is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.