Friday, November 1, 2013

Basketball teams in exhibitions Saturday

-- The 49ers men's and women's basketball teams get their final preseason tune-ups Saturday with exhibitions against Division II opposition at Halton Arena.

The women play Johnson C. Smith at 2 p.m., followed by a men's exhibition against Wingate at 4:30.

The Golden Bulls were 8-18 last season under first-year coach Steven Joyner Jr. and are picked to finish fourth in the CIAA's Southern Division this season.

Wingate, 22-9 last season, has won the past two South Atlantic Conference tournament championships and is picked to finish fourth in the league this season.

Both teams open their regular seasons next Friday at Halton, the women against Liberty at 5 p.m., the men against East Tennessee State at 7:30.

-- It's Senior Night on Saturday for Charlotte's men's soccer team, which goes against Conference USA foe Marshall at 7 p.m. at Transamerica Field. Seniors Klay Davis, Will Mayhew, Anthony Perez, Thomas Allen, Aidan Kirkbride and Chase Johnson will all be honored. The 49ers have won three in a row, including a 6-0 victory at Florida Atlantic on Wednesday.

Mayhew, who hurt his shoulder against FAU, won't play against the Thundering Herd.