Saturday, January 7, 2012

49ers knock off St. Joe's

PHILADELPHIA -- The Charlotte 49ers held off a Saint Joseph's rally and survived a shaky shooting day, but had enough at the end to beat Saint Joseph's 57-25 Saturday at Hagan Arena.

The victory moved to 49ers to 2-0 in Atlantic 10 play (9-5 overall) and dropped the Hawks to 11-5, 1-1.

The 49ers shot just 33.9 percent, and managed to overcome a Hawks team that blocked eight Charlotte shots.

Charlotte led by as many as 13 points in the first half, but saw the lead evaporate in the second half as the 49ers went without a basket for nine minutes. The Hawks led by as many as five points with 6 minutes, 36 seconds left.

Guards Pierria Henry and Jamar Briscoe (11 points each) led Charlotte, which plays at Massachusetts on Wednesday. Henry had a key steal late and his two free throws with 7.7 seconds left iced the game for Charlotte.

Carl Jones' 14 points led the Hawks.


Danesh said...

Nice win for 49ers. Still very shaky on shooting, but overall the team is finding its entity and shape

Dowless said...

57-25. The only thing shaky about that is this author's typing fingers. Try 57-52 David and thanks for your work following the 49ers.

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