|February 28, 2018||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||NBY||WU|
|FG Percentage||.320 (16-50)||.369 (24-65)|
|3P FG Percentage||.188 (3-16)||.333 (3-9)|
|FT Percentage||.583 (7-12)||.737 (14-19)|
Kelsey McDermott - 1
Hannah Lepaio - 1
NEWBERRY – Newberry will travel to Wingate, N.C. to face the Bulldogs for the first round of the 2018 South Atlantic Conference Women's Basketball Championship.
WHO: Newberry College vs. Wingate University
WHERE: Cuddy Arena, Wingate, N.C.
WHEN: 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28
RECORDS: Newberry is the No. 7 tournament seed who finished the regular season going 16-11 overall and 11-9 in the SAC. Wingate is the No. 2 tournament seed with a regular season record of 23-4 and 17-3 in the SAC.
LIVE VIDEO: ESPN3, www.watchespn.com, WatchESPN app
LIVE AUDIO: www.newberrywolves.tv, WKDK-AM 1240 in Newberry County, www.wkdk.com, WKDK app, "WKDK" on TuneIn Radio app
LIVE STATS: www.wingatebulldogs.com
- Head coach Sean Page has two 1,000 career point scorers so far this season; Nicola Handreck (vs. Limestone) and Meg Essex (vs. Queens).
- Meg Essex needs 28 more blocks to tie recent Newberry Hall of Fame inductee, Tiffany Johnson at 225.
- Essex has nine double-doubles on the season to equal 12 for her career.
- Head coach Sean Page needs 21 more wins to reach 200 at Newberry.
- Kelsey McDermott set career highs in points (15), field goals (6), rebounds (7), and steals (4) in Wednesday’s win over Coker.
- Against Mars Hill, Newberry set a season high in points in a period at 31, Georgia Elliott-King set a career high in points with 19, and bench set a new season high with 39 points.
- Shelby Britten had her seventh 20-plus point game of the season vs. Tusculum, scoring 24.
- Ranked No. 23 in WBCA poll and No. 17 in D2SIDA.
- Beat No. 4 (ranked at the time) Carson-Newman at home 68-54.
- Is the No. 2 seed in the 2018 South Atlantic Conference Women’s Basketball Championship.
- Picked to finish first in the SAC with seven first-place votes.
For complete coverage, view game notes from the Newberry Athletic Communications staff.