Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Charlotte-Richmond notebook: 49ers impressive on boards

Hidden behind Leemire Goldwire's 25-point outburst in the Charlotte 49ers' 61-46 Atlantic 10 victory against Richmond on Wednesday was a strong rebounding effort. Charlotte's effort on the boards – especially on the offensive end – kept the 49ers in the game when the Spiders ran out to an early 16-6 lead. E.J. Drayton and Jerell Jamison each had 10 rebounds to lead Charlotte, which clobbered Richmond 42-18 on the boards. "I always focus on my role and (rebounding) is my role," said Jamison, who had a career-high night. "My rebounding should give my team a lift." Jamison, a 6-foot-5 senior, also had a career-high rebounding game (six) against Dayton earlier this season. -- The Spiders, who play a Princeton-style offense, led by 10 points early. Frustration might have set in for the 49ers. "You sit there on two points, then four points for a while," said Charlotte coach Bobby Lutz. "The longer it goes, the worse it can get." But Charlotte held Richmond scoreless for 8:49, spanning both halves, during a 19-0 run that saw the 49ers take the lead and never give it back. -- Goldwire's seven 3-pointers – tying a career high – moved him into sixth place on the 49ers' all-time list. He passed Shanderic Downs (179) and now has 185. -- Maybe the A-10 cellar-dwelling Spiders weren't much of a draw. Halton Arena's 9,105 seats were barely half full with a crowd of 5,221. -- David Scott


Ninercentral said...

Well, with this season Ill take a win how I can get it.