Sunday, March 1, 2009

More from Charlotte's win over Fordham

--Charlotte coach Bobby Lutz was none too happy with the 49ers' lack of rebounding in the first half Saturday against Fordham. The 49ers led 35-26 at the halftime but were getting out-rebounded 21-15, including 10-6 on the offensive end. "At halftime coach told us we weren't playing hard and I think he said they were minus-11 on the year (in rebounding margin)so he was yelling and getting in our face telling us to turn it up. We had to rebound and get on the boards," said center Phil Jones. It worked - Charlotte out-rebounded Fordham 23-11 in the second half and the Rams had just one offensive rebound in the second half.

--Junior shooting guard RaShad Coleman struggled again from the 3-point line (he missed all five shots) but contributed in several other ways for the 49ers. He scored 11 points, made all three of his free throws, had five rebounds, three assists and a steal. His reverse two-handed slam off an alley-oop pass from DiJuan Harris was the highlight play of the game.

--A reminder that Charlotte seniors Lamont Mack and Charlie Coley will be honored during Tuesday night's regular season home finale against Richmond. Senior Day activities were originally scheduled for Saturday but had to be postponed due to a death in Coley's family. Game time Tuesday is 7 p.m. at Halton Arena.


Anonymous said...

Are we 5-9 in the league or 6-8? Whatever we are why can't The Observer get the standings corrected? -- Mark