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.