Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Charlotte-La.-Lafayette notebook

The Charlotte 49ers' 80-56 nonconference victory Tuesday against Louisiana-Lafayette featured a withering full-court press that the Ragin' Cajuns couldn't cope with.
"They really took us out of our ability to run our offense," said Lafayette coach Robert Lee. "That pressure really didn't allow us to do what we wanted to do."
Charlotte forced 13 turnovers, nine of them coming in the first half.
The most unlikely of them came when forward Courtney Williams slapped the ball away from Lafayette's Derek Gray. Williams lumbered down the floor with the ball and was fouled by Ross Mouton. He made the free throw, giving the 49ers a 30-10 lead.
ODD FOUL: The most inexplicable play of the game came when Charlotte's Jerell Jamison intentionally - and with feeling - fouled David Dees as Dees drove in for a layup. Charlotte was leading 54-32 at the time.
BIGGEST BLOWOUT: The 24-point victory was Charlotte's widest margin of victory this season.
REBOUNDING ROLL: The 49ers continue to hit the boards, outrebounding Lafayette 39-29. E.J. Drayton (eight) and De'Angelo Alexander (seven) led the way for Charlotte, which has a plus-3.5 rebounding margin per game. That's among the best in the Atlantic 10, but nothing near the league's top rebounding team, Massachusetts (plus-8.0).


Anonymous said...

I don't believe Jamison's foul should have been called as intentional. It was a hard foul, but he clearly made a play for the ball.

Anonymous said...

I agree with "anonymous" that Jamison's foul shouldn't have been called intentional. It happened right in front of me and he was going for the ball. I think the call was made when they saw Jamison with the other player's jersey in his hand, but Jamison was trying to keep the guy on his feet. Either way, Jamison did good about laughing it off. They haven't called that a flagrant all year though, so there needs to be more consistancy. It was overall a fun game to watch! Good play out of Lewis and Phaler.