Trojans Drop Road Contest at NewberryFebruary 9, 2011
NEWBERRY, S.C. – Despite four players reaching double figures in the scoring column, the Anderson men’s basketball was unable to overcome second-half foul trouble as Newberry outlasted the Trojans, 87-75, in South Atlantic Conference play Wednesday night at Eleazer Arena.
Anderson (14-9, 8-5 SAC) suffered its’ second consecutive setback, while Newberry (11-10, 6-7 SAC) earned a split in the season series by winning its second straight contest and fifth in its last six.
Neither team was able to build more than a five-point lead in the opening 20 minutes, with the Trojans taking a 35-33 lead into the locker room at intermission after trailing just twice in the opening frame – inside the first minute of action and briefly with 2:31 left in the half.
Newberry used a 12-3 second-half run to gain a 63-55 lead with 7:37 remaining and with three starters hampered by late foul trouble, AU was unable to overtake the Wolves.
Freshman guard Denzail Jones paced the Trojan attack with 15 points, while Taylor Shugart recorded his third double-double of the season with 14 points and a game-high 12 rebounds before fouling out. Guard Nick Trull added 12 points and senior guard Brandon Young netted 10 points.
Newberry’s Tony Davis led all scorers with 20 points and Brandon Riley tallied 18 points for the Wolves.
Anderson closes out the two-game conference road swing with a matchup versus Catawba on Saturday. Tip-off versus the Indians is slated for 4 p.m. at Goodman Gym.