CHARLOTTE TOO MUCH FOR UMES; TOPS LADY HAWKS, 74-36
Dec. 22, 2010
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - - Shannon McCallum and Paige McCallum led three Charlotte players in double figures with 12 apiece as the 49ers defeated the University of Maryland Eastern Shore women's basketball team, 74-36, at Halton Arena Wednesday.
The 49ers improved to 10-2 with their seventh straight win by shooting 51.9 percent for the game, including 56 percent in the second half. UMES (2-6) shot 25.5 percent on the day, dropping its third straight.
UMES was led by Casey Morton (Mardela Springs, Md.) with eight points, Latoya Buckner (Washington, D.C.) with seven and Chelsea Sanders (Rochester, N.Y.) with five. Chena Parker (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) grabbed a team-high five rebounds.
Charlotte held UMES without a field goal for 4:22 to start the game and jumped out to a 19-2 advantage in the first 12 minutes, leading the entire way. A jumper from Parker with 8:54 left in the half cut the Niners' lead to 19-6, the closest UMES got in the rest of the game.
Paige McCallum converted an old-fashioned 3-point play to spark a 13-2 run to put Charlotte ahead, 32-10, with 1:35 remaining. The Lady Hawks closed the half with a 5-2 spurt of their own on the strength of Sanders tip-in and free throw to go into the break with a 34-15 deficit.
Shannon McCallum and Amanda Dowe tallied eight points apiece in the period as the 49ers shot 48.1 percent. Dowe finished with 10 in the game.
Charlotte led, 49-19, at the 15:37 on a Shannon McCallum steal and layup by Paige McCallum. Amber Cook (Greensboro, N.C.) then hit a pair from the line and Morton followed with a fastbreak layup to make it 49-23 at 15:06.
Charlotte again held UMES off the board for three minutes to built the lead back up to 33 at 56-23 prior to a Buckner basket halted the run at 12:35.
From there, The Niners allowed just 13 points to UMES the rest of the day to cruise to the win.
Eleven of 12 Charlotte players scored as Gabby Tyler (nine points) and Epiphany Woodson and Jennifer Hailey (seven) added to the 49ers' attack.
Charlotte outrebounded UMES, 46-25, and converted 29 Lady Hawks' turnovers into 30 points.
After the holiday, UMES travels to play Canisius in Buffalo, N.Y on Dec. 28 at 7 p.m.