GREENVILLE – The Newberry Wolves women’s basketball team dropped a late November exhibition to Division I Furman (2-4) on Monday night by a final of 67-41.
Furman, a member of the Southern Conference, now has two wins this season against South Atlantic Conference opponents after defeating Mars Hill 81-46 on Nov. 26th.
The Wolves hit their first two shots of the game jumping out to a 4-0 lead, however, a cold shooting night ultimately put the game out of reach for Newberry.
Highlighted by a 10-0 run to close out the first quarter, Furman built a 30-15 halftime lead.
Despite their open looks on the floor, Newberry shot just 32 percent from the floor to the Paladins 43 percent. The three ball wasn’t as kind to the Wolves’ at Timmons Arena, who hit just two from the arch.
Meg Essex led all scorers in the contest with 15 points on 7 of 12 shooting. The sophomore from Glamorgan Vale, Australia also pulled down eight rebounds in 21 minutes.
Le’Jzae Davidson and Cierra Carter had 12 points apiece to lead the Paladins.
Newberry will look to go 6-0 on the season as they enter South Atlantic Conference play on Nov. 30 when they host Wingate at Eleazer Arena. Tip-off is slated for 6 p.m.
This release was provided by Newberry College.