February 14, 20181st2nd3rd4thFinal
Stats at a GlanceNBYQU
FG Percentage.472 (17-36) .326 (14-43)
3P FG Percentage.250 (2-8) .125 (1-8)
FT Percentage.765 (13-17) .500 (3-6)
Offensive Rebounds96
Defensive Rebounds2310
Total Rebounds3216
Bench Points517
PointsMeg Essex - 22
Mendy McNeese - 15
ReboundsMeg Essex - 7
TEAM - 7
Melissa Blatnik - 4
AssistsMeg Essex - 4
Mendy McNeese - 1
Ceara Leavai - 1
StealsMeg Essex - 3
Mendy McNeese - 2
Caitlyn Moore - 2
BlocksMeg Essex - 1
Caitlyn Moore - 2
Newberry sweeps regular season series against Queens University of Charlotte

Newberry sweeps regular season series against Queens University of Charlotte
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 | by Asha Evans, Athletic Communications Assistant

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A trip to visit the redemption seeking Royals on Valentine’s Day favored the Wolves, with a final score of 49-32.

Newberry’s defense shined in this performance as they held their opponent to a new season low, 32 points. Only allowing one double-digit scorer in Mendy McNeese with 15 points, the Wolves held everyone else to six points or less.

Queens went into halftime trailing Newberry 19-25. The tough Wolves defense forced the Royals to go 8-for-23 from the field and 1-for-six from behind the arc. Newberry’s defense amped up in the second half as Queens would struggle to find rhythm. The Royals would end the second half, shooting 30 percent from the field, missing both three-point attempts, and 25 percent from the charity stripe.

As a team Newberry forced Queens into 21 turnovers and scored 17 points on those miscues. On the offensive end the Wolves assisted each other 11 times and garnered 32 total rebounds.

Junior center Meg Essex tallied 22 points, a block, three steals, four assists, and seven rebounds over the course of 26 minutes. Essex also drained a three-pointer, her first of the season.

From the charity stripe Newberry saw 17 attempts and converted on 13 of those. Shelby Britten is one of the several Wolves who tallied 100 percent from the free throw line. Britten finished the game with 15 points, a steal, and three rebounds.

This matchup had only one tie and six lead changes. Newberry’s largest lead came in fourth with 2:51 to go at 19 points. Queens’ largest lead of three points happened at 2:50 in the first period.

Head coach Sean Page said, “This was another very good team defensive performance.” He continued, “To hold a team to 32 points in any league is good but to do it to them on their home court is outstanding. With all of that being said, we still need to find a way to score more consistently.”

Newberry continues their North Carolina road trip to Mars Hill on Monday, Feb. 19 to take on the Lions at 6:00 p.m.