Saturday, February 10, 2007

Alexander's big game stands out

  • De'Angelo Alexander's big scoring game Saturday for the Charlotte 49ers against Fordham was just the second time since 1991 a Charlotte player had scored at least 35 points. The other time came in 2005 when Curtis Withers (who’s now playing professionally in Turkey), scored 39 against Saint Louis. Alexander, who had 35 against the Rams, scored 34 last season against St. Bonaventure.
  • Forward Jerell Jamison, who started for the first time Saturday and has played in just 18 of Charlotte's 23 games, now has more rebounds this season than starting center Antwon Coleman. Jamison has 70 rebounds, averaging 3.9 per game. Coleman has 60 and averages 2.7.
  • Leemire Goldwire, who had a career-high tying seven 3-pointers in a victory against Richmond on Wednesday, made just 1 of 8 against Fordham. But he was clinically effective at the free-throw line when he needed to be, making eight in a row in the last 45 seconds as Fordham tried to rally.
  • The 49ers have started slowly the past two games - going 3 of 20 to begin the Richmond game and 4 of 20 against Fordham. But they've finished strong, reversing a trend of earlier in the season when they tended to start with a flourish, then fade at the end. "I'd rather have it this way," said coach Bobby Lutz.

--David Scott


Chevee said...

I had forgotten about Curt's huge game against St. Louis last year. It was great to see DA perform so well from everywhere on the floor. He is holding up rebounding too; squeezing in a 10th rebound for a double-double. And JJ has just come out of his shell. Maybe we can find a combo of the playing styles this year and actally play for a full 40 minutes.