Braswell leads Charlotte over NC Central
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP)
Chris Braswell scored 19 points and had 12 rebounds and DeMario Mayfield chipped in with 17 points to lead Charlotte to 73-57 victory over North Carolina Central Friday night in the season opener for both teams.
Braswell, a 6-foot-9 senior forward, was 7 for 10 from the field and dominated inside the paint, where the 49ers outrebounded the Eagles 45-29.
The 49ers led by one at the break, but began to assert themselves early in the second half. They got nine quick points from Braswell and Mayfield to help build a double-digit lead they held for most of the second half.
Dominique Sutton, a transfer from Kansas State, led NC Central with 15 points and 12 rebounds, but struggled from free throw line where he went 1 for 11.