Monteiro’s 19 leads Duquesne over Charlotte 88-77



CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — B.J. Monteiro scored 15 of his 21 points in the second half and Eric Evans added 17 points to lift Duquesne to an 88-77 victory over Charlotte on Wednesday, spoiling the 49ers’ regular season home finale.

In all, five Duquesne players finished in double figures with T.J. McConnell and Sean Johnson adding 14 apiece, and Jerry Jones scoring 13 as the Dukes (16-13, 7-8 Atlantic 10 Conference) snapped a three-game losing streak.

DeMario Mayfield had 19 points and Chris Braswell had 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead Charlotte (13-15, 5-10), which has lost 10 of its last 14 games. Jamar Briscoe had 15 points for the 49ers.

Duquesne shot 55.2 percent from the floor in the first half to build a 42-36 lead at the break. Charlotte was lucky it wasn’t down by more after allowing the Dukes to go on a 19-3 run in the first half.