Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) - Pierria Henry scored 20 points as the
Charlotte 49ers defeated the La Salle Explorers 74-65 in the Atlantic 10
Conference opener for both schools at Halton Arena.
Henry was 7-of-12 from the field for the 49ers (13-2, 1-0 A-10), who
have won two in a row and four of their last five. The other three Charlotte
players to score in double-figures were Victor E. Nickerson (13 points,
seven rebounds, four assists), Darion Clark (12 points, six rebounds), and
DeMario Mayfield (10 points, six rebounds).
Ramon Galloway posted 23 points and nine rebounds on a poor 7-of-29 shooting
performance for the Explorers (10-4, 0-1), who have lost two of their last
three. Tyreek Duren contributed 12 points, five assists, and three steals
while Jerrell Wright just missed a double-double with 11 points and nine
Charlotte led 33-17 at halftime after holding La Salle to just 21.9 percent
shooting from the field in the first period.
The Explorers outscored the 49ers, 48-41, in the second half despite allowing
the hosts to shoot 50.0 percent from the floor and convert 17-of-21 at the
Charlotte's bench stepped up and contributed 35 points in the win while La
Salle's reserves managed to produce only nine points.
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