Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

College Sports

February 16, 2014

Marshall men fend off Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Marshall’s Kareem Canty scored 21 points and Chris Thomas recorded 18 in fending off Charlotte 59-56 on Saturday night.

Marshall (9-17, 3-8) entered the game tied with three other teams having cellar-dwelling standing in the Conference USA, and led Charlotte 36-32 at intermission.

DeVince Boykins put Marshall up by 11 on a tip-in with 12:09 remaining in the second period. Marshall remained well ahead of Charlotte (14-10, 5-6) until the 49ers rallied to within four points with 1:28 to play. Canty fired back for the Thundering Herd, landing a jumper and taking a 59-53 lead.

Marshall did not get another shot at the basket, committing two turnovers in the final 53 seconds.  Meanwhile, Charlotte landed only one-of-five 3-pointers in that same stretch and fell short of catching Marshall before the buzzer.

Shawn Lester led Charlotte with 16 points while Willie Clayton hauled in 16 rebounds in the losing effort.

*****

MARSHALL (9-17)

Smith 0-1 0-0 0, Sane 2-5 0-1 4, Taylor 1-6 5-6 7,  Canty 8-18 4-5 21, Thomas 8-15 2-4 18, Boykins 2-4 0-2 4,  Goard 0-2 0-0 0, Manning 1-4 2-2 5, Mbao 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-55 13-20 59.

CHARLOTTE (14-10)

Clayton 1-6 2-7 4, Ingram 3-10 0-2 7, Williams 5-15 4-5 14,  Henry 2-7 1-2 6, Cherry 0-2 0-0 0, Lester 7-13 0-0 16,  Thorne Jr. 3-6 1-2 7, Bryan 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 22-62 8-18 56.

Halftime—Marshall 36-32. 3-Point Goals—Marshall 2-13 (Manning 1-2,  Canty 1-6, Goard 0-1, Taylor 0-1, Boykins 0-1, Thomas 0-2), Charlotte  4-23 (Lester 2-7, Henry 1-5, Ingram 1-5, Cherry 0-1, Williams 0-5).  Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Marshall 35 (Taylor 9), Charlotte 48 (Clayton  16). Assists—Marshall 5 (Manning 2), Charlotte 12 (Henry 10). Total  Fouls—Marshall 16, Charlotte 17. A—5,525.

1
Text Only
College Sports
NCAA Poll
Local Sports
Sports Videos
Jabari Parker declares for the NBA draft NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs - Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs - Tennessee Titans NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs - Atlanta Falcons NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs - Carolina Panthers NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs – Houston Texans NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs - Baltimore Ravens NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs – Jacksonville Jaguars Too Hot or Too Cold: Brewers and Rangers NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs - Arizona Cardinals NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs – Oakland Raiders With The Sixth Pick, The Atlanta Falcons Select... Insiders Alert: Green-Beckham Dismissed From Missouri Football Team Olympic Great Michael Phelps Ending Retirement Draft Preview: Chris Davis Draft Preview: Jay Prosch Watson: 'I'm always going to cry' Is the use of pine tar considered cheating? Draft Preview: Jake Matthews Draft Preview: L'Damian Washington
Pro Sports