Courtesy of Charlotte49ers.com Charlotte, NC- Despite trailing by a pair at halftime, the Charlotte 49ers used a strong start to the second half and 12 second-half points from center Mike Thorne to defeat North Carolina A&T 77-61 on Wednesday evening in a non-conference match-up at Halton Arena. With the win, the 49ers improved to 20-4 […]
Charlotte grinded out another hard-fought win over its cross-country rival, clinching a 72-60 victory against Davidson Sunday afternoon inside Halton Arena to advance to the WNIT Sweet 16 for the second time in program history. The triumph set a single-season school record for home wins (14), lifted the seniors into the winningest class in school history (87 victories) and provided head coach Cara Consuegra the most wins by a Niners head coach in his or her first two years at the helm of the program (42).
Forty minutes of its best defensive effort all season led Temple women’s basketball to a 48-47 upset of Charlotte in the Atlantic 10 Tournament Quarterfinals on Saturday evening. The 10th-seeded Owls (14-17) now advance to a Sunday semifinal game at 4:00 p.m. against either Fordham or Saint Louis. The game will air live on CBS Sports Network.
Charlotte closed the opening period on a 16-2 spurt and never looked back to earn a 64-55 victory Sunday afternoon at Richmond in the women’s basketball regular-season finale for both programs. The win is the 13th in a row for the 49ers, extending the school record, and assuring them of the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Atlantic 10 Tournament.
In a tale of two halves, the Charlotte women’s basketball team pulled away in the second half riding a career day from Jennifer Hailey to post a 73-56 victory at La Salle Sunday afternoon, equaling the school record for consecutive wins with 11. The 49ers’ senior notched her 12th-straight, which is one in every Atlantic 10 contest this season, the 21st of the season and 41st of her career double-double with a career-high tying 27 points and a career-best 18 rebounds.
The Charlotte 49ers women’s basketball team captured its 20th win of the season while supporting the WBCA’s Play 4Kay initiative Sunday afternoon, knocking off George Washington, 68-56, inside Halton Arena. The victory, the program’s ninth straight on the season, moved the Niners within a half-game of conference leader Dayton in the Atlantic 10 race, who plays Monday night.
Charlotte did not allow a field goal for the final 12:21 and gave up just six more points, all at the foul line, in the next three minutes before shutting down Temple in the final stretch for a 66-43 victory Wednesday night in Atlantic 10 women’s basketball action inside Halton Arena. The 49ers outscored the Owls 20-6 after their last made field goal and 12-0 in the ending 9:26 to clinch their sixth-straight win and pick up their first win in the series since the 2009 A-10 Tournament semifinals
Charlotte played one of its best all-around Atlantic 10 games of the young conference season Sunday afternoon, dominating the rebounds and using a strong defensive effort to hand visiting Duquesne its first league loss of the campaign, 63-54, inside Halton Arena. The 49ers moved into a three-way tie for schools with only one A-10 setback with its season-high fifth-straight victory.
Charlotte grinded out a hard-fought win Wednesday night in typical road Atlantic 10 action and a usual battle in the series, handing St. Bonaventure a 64-57 defeat at the Reilly Center in St. Bonaventure, N.Y. The triumph improved the 49ers’ road record to 7-0 this season, including 3-0 in conference games.
Charlotte played all 12 of its healthy bodies, using an all-around team effort, and rode the back of its All-Atlantic 10 performer, Jennifer Hailey for a near triple-double, for a 71-54 victory at Saint Louis Sunday afternoon. The win kept the 49ers unbeaten in true road games this season and tops the five they attained all of last year.