Due West, S.C.—Four players scored in double-figures for NGU but it wasn't enough as the Newberry Wolves earned a 94-84 win over North Greenville in the Conference Carolinas vs. South Atlantic Conference Challenge.
Justin Dotson led NGU in scoring for the second game in a row as he pocketed 24 points on nine of 17 shooting. Troy Bliden added 13 points while Korval McElroy and Tommy Wade scored 12 points each.
The Crusaders trailed 44-39 as the two teams headed into halftime. The Wolves led by as many as nine in the opening period but NGU cut the lead to one a couple times before a the buzzer but Newberry would close the half with a small run to extend its lead to five.
Justin Dotson would cut a six point lead to three early in the second half with one of his three, three pointers. The Wolves responded with a 16-5 run to put the Crusaders in a 14-point hole with 14 minutes remaining. North Greenville would continue to chip away at the deficit and cut the lead to just six with 4:46 left in the game.
The Wolves would hit some shots down the stretch however and regain a sizeable advantage as they claimed an 11-point advantage with 1:47 left. A pair of free throws with 23 seconds left in the game would seal the deal for Newberry as North Greenville fell to 0-2 on the season after a tough weekend.
NGU was better than the Wolves offensively down the stretch, shooting 47.5 percent while Newberry shot just 42.9 percent. The wolves took advantage of North Greenville miscues however scoring 24 points on 18 turnovers.
NGU will open its home slate of games on November 19th when Columbia International comes to Tigerville for a 7pm tipoff.