February 10, 2016
Men's Basketball Falls at Newberry
NEWBERRY, S.C. -- Newberry overcame a slow start and defeated visiting Catawba 93-81 in South Atlantic Conference men's basketball action on Wednesday night at Eleazer Arena. The Wolves improve to 15-8 overall and 10-7 in the SAC, while the Catawba Indians fall to 10-13 and 8-9.
In the first meeting this season, Catawba saw Newberry score the game's first 10 points and build a 26-point edge in the opening half. In the second go round, the Indians got off quickly, leading 15-7 just over six minutes into the game.
Newberry battled back to tie the game at 21 and retook the lead at 26-24 on a three-pointer by D.J. Copeland at the 5:50 mark of the half. The Wolves moved out to a 41-34 lead late in the half before Catawba closed within 41-40 on a layup by Jerrin Morrison (Charlotte, N.C./E. Mecklenburg). Brandon Taylor gave Newberry a 44-40 edge at the break on a three-pointer with six seconds left.
Newberry started the second half with a 9-4 run to edge out to a 53-44 advantage and eventually went up by double digits after a basket by Mitch Riggs with 14:37 to go. That came during a 10-0 run that Riggs capped with a pair of free throws to give the hosts a 67-51 lead with 13:29 left. Newberry kept the double figure lead the rest of the way.
Jameel Taylor (Anderson, S.C./Hanna) led four Catawba players in double figures with 22 points on 10-of-20 shooting. Reggie Perkins (Greensboro, N.C./Exeter) added 13, Andrew Ingram (Bowie, Md./Archbishop Carroll) 12 and Morrison 10.
The Indians shot 41%, but were just 6-of-26 (23%) from behind the arc and were outscored 22-9 at the line. Newberry shot 45% and held a 47-36 edge on the glass.
Xavier Holmes led Newberry with 14 points, while Riggs, Copeland and James Stepp each scored 13. Brandon Taylor chipped in with a dozen.
Catawba finishes off a three-game road stretch on Saturday as the Indians travel to Anderson for a 4 pm tip.
|Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 2 (CC of Bristol),|
|Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial, 7:00|
Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INV. (Salisbury Community Park) M-1st;W-1st
Volleyball @ Florida Southern 1-3
Football @ West Georgia 3-34
Volleyball vs. Wilmington,DE 3-0
Soccer (M) @ Erskine 0-1
Soccer (W) @ USC Aiken 1-0
Soccer (M) @ Mount Olive 1-2
Volleyball vs. Barton 0-3
Volleyball @ Augusta 0-3
Soccer (W) vs. BARTON 1-0
Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1)
Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1)
Volleyball vs. West Alabama 0-3
Football @ Winston-Salem State 34-7
Soccer (M) @ USC Aiken 3-0
Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2)
Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2)
Soccer (W) vs. FRANCIS MARION 3-1
Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 1 (Camden CC)
Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen CC)
Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen CC) 2nd of 9
Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 2 (Camden CC) 13th of 14
Volleyball vs. WINGATE 2-3
Soccer (W) vs. NEWBERRY 4-1
Soccer (M) vs. NEWBERRY 0-3
Cross Country @ Winthrop Invitational, ccd. 9 a.m.
Swimming @ SAA Open Water, ccd. 4 p.m.
Football vs. UNC PEMBROKE, ccd. 7 p.m.
Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. ccd.
Volleyball @ Queens 3-2
Soccer (W) @ Queens 1-0
Soccer (M) @ Queens 2-8
Tennis (W) @ North Greenville 7-0
Tennis (M) @ North Greenville 7-0
Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3
Golf (W) @ Battle of Old South - Day 1 (Old South GC)
Soccer (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 0-3
Football @ Mars Hill 33-39
Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 2-3
Soccer (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 0-2
Golf (W) @ Battle of Old South - Day 2 (Old South GC) 8th of 17
Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)
Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 2 (CC of Bristol)
Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 7 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.
Soccer (M) @ Mars HIll 7 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)
Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 7 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Cross Country @ USC Upstate Invitational 9 a.m.
Football vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 1:30 p.m.
Soccer (W) @ Tusculum 5 p.m.
Soccer (M) @ Tusculum 7 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
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