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Kalinoski’s hot hand leads Davidson past Charlotte

Davidson’s Wildcats kept possession of the Hornet’s Nest Trophy with an 92-86 victory Wednesday against the Charlotte 49ers at Belk Arena.

Davidson (5-1) made 14-of-30 3-pointers on its way to a second consecutive victory against the 49ers (4-3). Tyler Kalinoski, who was scoreless in the first half, scored 19 for the Wildcats, going five-of-seven from long distance.

Four other Wildcats scored in double figures: Jordan Barham (16), Brian Sullivan (15), Jack Gibbs (12) and Peyton Aldridge (10).

Charlotte got 17 points from forward Willie Clayton and 16 from freshman guard Torin Dorn.

The 49ers got into quick foul trouble, with point guard Pierria Henry and Clayton sitting out the final 15 minutes of the first half with two apiece.

Both teams shot well in the first half, Davidson making 57.1 percent of its shots and Charlotte 53.6 percent. The difference came mostly at the foul line, where the 49ers (who were making just 58.7 percent entering the game) made four of 10 shots. Davidson led 45-38 at halftime

The Wildcats got a boost in the first half from Barham, who scored 13 points, including nine in a row at one point.

Davidson plays again at home Saturday against Stetson. The 49ers play George Washington in Washington’s Verizon Center on Sunday.

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