Friday, February 13, 2009

GW Squares off Against Charlotte Tomorrow

The Colonials (7-14) take on the 49ers (8-15) tomorrow at 3PM at Halton Arena in North Carolina. Both teams are fighting to make the twelve team cut-off for Atlantic City. Both anticipated a competitive 08-09 campaign, but both have disappointed to date. Injuries, particularly to standouts Shamarr Bowden and An'Juan Wilderness have weighed heavily on the 49ers this season. For GW, it has been a tumultuous season with former Charlotte standout D'Angelo Alexander's younger brother Xavier transferring from GW. More than just trying to avoid the league basement, embattled coaches Hobbs and Lutz are fighting for their tenure.

From a Mike Hall tug and Leemire Goldwire elbow to cap an OT victory sealing GW's perfect A10 run, George Washington and Charlotte have built a steady non-geographic A-10 rivalry. The niners dominated the lone match-up last season, but GW took the 4 prior matches since Charlotte joined the A10. With both teams struggling to stay afloat in the flooding A10 cellar and both coaches on the line, expect a battle.

(Graphic courtesy of charlotte49ers.cstv.com)

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