Saturday, February 14, 2009

Niners women win ninth straight

Behind the play of Aysha Jones, Erin Floyd and Danielle Burgin the Charlotte 49ers won at La Salle 67-62 in overtime Saturday for their ninth consecutive win. Charlotte (18-6, 9-1) goes for a school-record tying 10th straight win Wednesday night when the 49ers host Atlantic 10 rival Temple at 7 p.m.

"I thought that our defense was good in the first half," Charlotte coach Karen Aston said. "In the second half, we had to many mental lapses on the defensive end of the court. La Salle is difficult team to guard."

Floyd led the 49ers in rebounding with 10 rebounds and she added 11 points for her third double-double of the season. Burgin led the 49ers with 20 points and had nine rebounds. Jones scored 19 points.