Charlotte 66, Kennesaw St. 52

DeMarlo Mayfield scored 14 and E. Victor Nickerson had 11 as
Charlotte won 66-52 at Kennesaw State Sunday in a nonconference
game.

The 49ers (10-1) shot 64.3 percent (27 of 42) from the floor
with nine different players recording points. Mayfield led the
charge, hitting 6 of 9 field goals.

6-foot-7 freshman Willie Clayton entered scoring in double
figures in four straight games after averaging 6.3 points per game
in his first six contests, but managed just two points Sunday for
Charlotte.

Andrew Osemhen’s 14 points led Kennesaw State (1-8), which was
fresh off a two-week layoff for finals.

Charlotte closed the first half on a 5-0 run to set a 33-all tie
at halftime.

The teams remained close, and Myles Hamilton’s layup pulled the
Owls within 52-50 with 7:35 left, but Kennesaw State was just
1-for-9 shooting, including 0 for 6 from 3-point range, after
that.