|49ers Drop Road Contest At Duquesne|
"Today's performance was disappointing," Charlotte coach Cara Consuegra said. "You have to give Duquesne credit they are a good team. However, it is just unacceptable to lose a game the way we did tonight. We just have to find a way to regroup and have a good week of practice and get ready for a home game against Saint Joseph's."
Hailey led the 49ers with 18 points which marked her 22nd double-figure scoring game of the season. Hailey also grabbed seven rebounds in the game. Epiphany Woodson recorded her 17th double-figure scoring game with 13 points off the bench. She scored 11 points in the second half. Ayanna Holmes scored eight points and Hillary Sigmon tallied seven points. Amanda Dowe led the 49ers with nine rebounds in the game.
Duquesne began the game by scoring 20 of the game's first 27 points. Hailey scored Charlotte's first seven points.
Duquesne pushed their lead into the twenties taking a 42-21 halftime lead.
Charlotte began the second half on a 21-13 run cutting Duquesne's lead to 55-42 when Sigmon knocked down a jump shot at the 9:28 mark. Ayanna Holmes, Dowe, Woodson and Sigmon scored during the 49ers run.
Duquesne scored five straight points pushing their lead to 60-42 with 7:47 left in the second half. Consecutive baskets by Hailey cut Duquesne's lead to 60-46 but that would be as close as the 49ers would get the rest of the game.
Charlotte has a week off as the 49ers return to action when they play Saint Joseph's in Halton Arena, Saturday, February 18 at 7 pm.