Sunday, January 13, 2008

49ers get A-10 accolades

After an impressive week, with a victory at No. 18 Clemson and home win against Temple on Saturday night in the conference opener, a pair of Charlotte 49ers picked up individual honors Sunday.

Senior guard Leemire Goldwire was named the Atlantic 10 Conference’s co-player of the week, sharing the award with Dayton’s Brian Roberts.

Goldwire averaged 21 points and 6.5 rebounds while shooting 50 percent (7-of-14) from 3-point range in leading Charlotte to a pair of wins. He earned his first career double-double in the Clemson game, finishing with 21 points and 10 rebounds.

Charlotte redshirt freshman Charles Dewhurst, a former standout at Charlotte Latin School, was named the league’s freshman of the week. He averaged 11 points and 8.5 rebounds in the 49ers’ two wins. He earned his second double-double of the season in the win against Temple, finishing with 11 points and 10 rebounds and scored nine consecutive points in the first half.