Saturday, January 24, 2009

Charlotte tops Dayton in women's hoops

Aysha Jones’ 3-point play with 32 two seconds remaining helped the Charlotte 49ers to 60-57 Atlantic 10 victory Saturday over Dayton at Halton Arena.

Jones’ basket and free throw gave the 49ers a four-point lead. Kayla Moses scored on a layup with 26 seconds for Dayton, but a defensive stop and free throw from Shannon McCallum gave Charlotte (13-6, 4-1) its fourth consecutive win.

Dayton (13-7, 2-2) led 24-22 at halftime but Charlotte started the second half with a 28-8 run that gave it a 50-32 lead with 11 minutes, 36 seconds left. Kristin Daugherty’s layup for Dayton with 47 seconds left cut Charlotte’s lead to one but the Flyers never got the lead in the second half.

Ashley Spriggs led the 49ers with 16 points while Danielle Burgin’s 14 rebounds helped Charlotte to a 47-34 advantage on the boards.

"I think we set a record for walks in the first half. We were doing the things we talked about really well - we were defending and we were rebounding," said Charlotte coach Karen Aston.

"We tried to make some adjustments in our offense in the second half based on how (Dayton) was guarding us. I tried to offer some solutions instead of saying, 'Y'all aren't doing what you're supposed to be doing.' I think it helped us calm down a little bit."

The 49ers remain in a tie for second place in the Atlantic 10 with Richmond, who Charlotte plays on Tuesday.


Anonymous said...

Did you skip our road game again? Budget or do we just suck?

Anonymous said...

At least the women are doing well this season. We may have a reason to celebrate after all.

Anonymous said...

Go Niners!