The Charlotte 49ers (26-9) play ACC foe Virginia (19-15) on the road in the WNIT Quarterfinals, Saturday, March 26 at 7 pm. The 49ers have advanced to the fourth round of the WNIT for the first time in school history.
Shannon McCallum, who scored a game-high 25 points in the 49ers' come from behind win over Florida, leads the team in scoring at 12.9 points per game. Against Florida, she moved past Sakellie Daniels and Tonya Phifer into fourth place on the 49ers career scoring list with 1,493 career points. Epiphany Woodson, who has recorded 13 double-figure scoring games in the 49ers' last 14 games, is second on the team in scoring at 12.1 points per game. Jennifer Hailey, who is third on the team in scoring at 10.5 points per game, leads the team in rebounding at 8.4 boards per game. Hailey, who scored 10 points against Florida, has tallied 52 blocked shots this season which is the fourth highest single-season total in school history. Kendria Holmes, who averages 9.0 points per game, leads the team with 139 assists which is tied for the fifth highest single-season total in school history. Woodson (103 assists) and McCallum (104 assists) joined Holmes in the 100 assists club against Florida which marks the first time in school history that three players have recorded 100 assists in a season. Gabby Tyler, who averages 5.9 points and 4.2 rebounds per game, scored 12 points off the bench against Florida. Amanda Dowe, who averages 4.4 points and 5.9 rebounds per game, scored nine points and grabbed seven rebounds against Florida. Jai Forney, who averages 4.6 points and 3.9 rebounds, scored the game-winning basket in the final minute of the 49ers' overtime win over Florida. Jessica Johnson, who averages 3.6 points per game, scored nine points off the bench against Florida.
This game will mark the fifth meeting between Charlotte and Virginia and the first meeting since March 19, 2007 in the second round of the WNIT. Virginia has won all four previous meetings between the two teams. Virginia defeated Charlotte, 74-72, in their last meeting on a last second shot by Lyndra Littles. Former 49ers standout Traci Ray led the 49ers with 19 points on five three-point field goals. Current 49ers assistant coach Sabrina Gregory scored 14 points in that game.