November 10, 20171st2nd3rd4thFinal
Limestone2325231990
Newberry1619152474
Stats at a GlanceLIMNBY
FG Percentage.524 (33-63) .456 (26-57)
3P FG Percentage.571 (12-21) .444 (12-27)
FT Percentage.800 (12-15) .625 (10-16)
Offensive Rebounds715
Defensive Rebounds1825
Total Rebounds2540
Turnovers617
Steals62
Bench Points1111
LeadersLIMNBY
PointsKeidra Smith - 23
Nicola Handreck - 22
ReboundsAliya Ruffin - 8
Keidra Smith - 8
Meg Essex - 11
AssistsKeidra Smith - 3
Kelsey McDermott - 7
StealsJasmine Richardson - 2
Regan McCarty - 1
Shelby Britten - 1
BlocksTaylour Hunter - 1
Jayla Morrow - 1
Meg Essex - 2
November 11, 20171st2nd3rd4thFinal
Newberry1912271977
Belmont Abbey181062357
Stats at a GlanceNBYBAC
FG Percentage.432 (32-74) .327 (16-49)
3P FG Percentage.303 (10-33) .318 (7-22)
FT Percentage.600 (3-5) .783 (18-23)
Offensive Rebounds1810
Defensive Rebounds2525
Total Rebounds4335
Turnovers1419
Steals64
Bench Points814
LeadersNBYBAC
PointsNicola Handreck - 23
Maria Kuhlman - 19
ReboundsHannah Lepaio - 9
Emry Tsitouris - 10
AssistsShelby Britten - 9
Maria Kuhlman - 3
StealsShelby Britten - 2
Hannah Roney - 1
Allie Downing - 1
Alex Busch - 1
Keyla Hines - 1
BlocksMeg Essex - 2
Keyanna Spivey - 1
Taylor Gittings - 1
Wolves open season at SAC-Conference Carolinas Showdown


Wolves open season at SAC-Conference Carolinas Showdown
Thursday, November 9, 2017 | by Asha Evans, Athletic Communications Assistant

NEWBERRY – The Newberry women's basketball team will open their season at the Conference Carolinas-SAC Showdown against Limestone on Friday afternoon in Belmont, N.C hosted by the Belmont Abbey Crusaders. The Wolves will then square off with the host Crusaders on Saturday evening in a true road game.


WHO: 
 Newberry College vs. Limestone College
WHERE: Wheeler Center on the campus of Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, North Carolina.
WHEN: 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 10
RECORDS: Both teams will be playing their first game of the season.
LIVE VIDEO: abbeyathletics.com
LIVE AUDIO: None
LIVE STATS: abbeyathletics.com 

NEWBERRY STORYLINES

  • Returned 12 players and added five newcomers; three true freshmen and two collegiate tranfers.
  • Newberry picked to finish fifth in the SAC Preseason Poll.
  • Nicola Handreck enters the 2017-2018 season 19 points away from 1,000 career points.
  • Meg Essex needs 77 blocks this season to tie recent Newberry Hall of Fame inductee, Tiffany Johnson at 225.
  • If Handreck drains 44 more 3-pointers she will tie Helen McKinney at 207.


LIMESTONE STORYLINES

  • The Saints are coming off a 27-5 season with an 21-1 conference record.
  • Last season, Limestone won against Pfeiffer (69-52) and Barton (83-61) the Conference Carolinas Tournament, and lost the final game against King (78-77).
  • The Saints are favorited to win the Conference Carolinas Women’s Basketball Championship with 89 points and eight first-place votes.
  • Notable returners: Two All-Conference senior guards Jasmine Richardson and Keidra Smith.


WHO: 
 Newberry College at Belmont Abbey College
WHERE: Wheeler Center on the campus of Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, North Carolina.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 11
RECORDS: Both teams will be in their second game of the season after opening Friday night, Newberry against Limestone and Belmont Abbey against Coker
LIVE VIDEO: abbeyathletics.com
LIVE AUDIO: None
LIVE STATS: abbeyathletics.com 


BELMONT ABBEY STORYLINES

  • Returning five players with threee being seniors, Alex Busch, Taylor Gittings, and Briana Grier.
  • Tied for sixth in Conference Carolinas Preseason Poll with Erskine College. Limestone is voted to win.
  • Opened season with exhibition against Clemson, losing 56-47 behind efforts from Allie Downing (15pts and 6 reb.) and Briana Grier (five assists).
  • Faced Coker in first day of Conference Carolinas-SAC Showdown.


MORE INFORMATION

For complete coverage, view game notes from the Newberry Athletic Communications staff.