Sunday, August 31, 2008

Charlotte rings up another win

The Charlotte 49ers used a stifling defense and torrid offense in defeating York University 123-59 Sunday in the second stop of their three-day, three-game exhibition tour of Canada.
Charlotte led 58-27 and never let up in defeating York, which had lost by 21 to N.C. State on Saturday. All 11 49ers players who saw action scored.
Freshman shooting guard Shamarr Bowden topped Charlotte with 21 points in 20 minutes. He was 8-of-9 shooting, including five 3-pointers.
Five other Charlotte players finished in double figures with sophomore An’Juan Wilderness scoring 19; Michael Gerrity had 15 points and four assists; Charlie Coley had 13 points; Javarris Barnett had 13 points and eight rebounds; and center Phil Jones finished with12 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks.
“You play hard and good things happen,” Charlotte coach Bobby Lutz said. “Our defense intensity was really good and disruptive.
“It was great for all the guys to get some playing time. I was very pleased with our aggressiveness and unselfishness.”
The 49ers will close their Canadian tour with an 11 a.m. game Monday at Sheridan College.


Anonymous said...

It appears Shamar Bowden has not only the touch but the confidence and coolness to shoot. It's a shame Rashad Coleman was hurt prior to the trip. I would enjoy seeing him in the mix.
And, it looks like Ian enjoyed his Honeymoon a bit much. While not a prolific shooter in his career, he's certainly better than what he's showed these two games. Just knocking the rust off, I guess.