Newberry men’s basketball has packed opening weekend


Newberry will open its regular season Friday against Erskine, travel to Charlotte later in the evening and conclude with a contest against North Greenville.


NEWBERRY — Newberry men’s basketball will open the regular season Friday against Erskine and travel to Charlotte later that evening for an exhibition. Newberry will complete the weekend with a contest against North Greenville.

Newberry College will play at Erskine in the Galloway Center in Due Westat 11 a.m. Friday then travel to Charlotte to play in an exhibition game at Halton Arena in Charlotte at 8 p.m. that night.

At 4 p.m. Saturday, Newberry will travel to Tigerville to take on North Greenville at Hayes Gymnasium.

Live audio will be carried on www.newberrywolves.tv, WKDK-AM 1240 in Newberry County, www.wkdk.com, and “WKDK” on TuneIn Radio smartphone app. Live stats will be available at ww.newberrystats.com.

The Wolves are led by Gerald Evans who tallied 9.8 points per game and 4.8 assists per contest. Evans is the team’s leading returning scorer.

Newberry continues to light up the scoresheet, hitting 18 three-pointers against the University of South Carolina.

Newberry had 11 players score against USC, including five players in double-digits.

Newberry begins a stretch of three games in two days on November 11-12, beginning with Erskine at 11:00 a.m.

Erskine and North Greenville will each play their season opener against the Wolves. Charlotte will be counted as an exhibition for Newberry.

Joby Glymph is Erskine’s leading returning scorer and averaged 18.5 points per game. Braxton Ogbueze is Charlotte’s leading returning scorer, averaging 14.5 points per game and NGU’s leading returner Justin Dotson averaged 15.8 points per game.

Newberry will open its regular season Friday against Erskine, travel to Charlotte later in the evening and conclude with a contest against North Greenville.
http://newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/web1_Basketball4.jpgNewberry will open its regular season Friday against Erskine, travel to Charlotte later in the evening and conclude with a contest against North Greenville.

This release was provided by Newberry College.

This release was provided by Newberry College.

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