The Charlotte 49ers (15-11, A-10: 7-5) face long-time rival Saint Louis (3-18, A-10: 3-9) on the road in their final regular-season road game, Wednesday, February 22 at 8 pm.
Now we will take a closer look at the 49ers entering the Saint Louis' game. Jennifer Hailey leads the 49ers and ranks fifth in the Atlantic 10 in scoring at 14.1 points per game. She is second in the A-10 in rebounding at 9.2 boards per game. Amanda Dowe, who averages 7.1 points per game, leads the Atlantic 10 in rebounding at 9.3 boards per game. Epiphany Woodson is second on the team and 15th in the Atlantic 10 in scoring at 12.0 points per game. She has recorded seven double-figure scoring games off the bench in Atlantic 10 play. Gabby Tyler is third on the team in scoring at 8.4 points per game. She also averages 5.5 boards per game. Jai Forney is fourth on the team in scoring at 7.7 points per game. Forney is the only Niner to start all 26 games this season. Hillary Sigmon, who has started the last 16 games, averages 7.1 points per game. Ny Hammonds, who averages 4.9 points per game, leads the team in assists with 93. Ayanna Holmes has started 22 games this season at point guard. Holmes averages 4.0 points per game. Katie Meador averages a career-high 4.3 points per game this season.
Charlotte and Saint Louis have played 27 previous times. The 49ers lead the all-time series, 21-6. Charlotte has won 16 of the last 18 meetings between two teams including a 61-52 win in their first meeting this season in Halton Arena, January 11. Woodson led all scorers with 21 points in that game. Hailey scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds in that game. Charlotte has an 8-5 series advantage over Saint Louis when the game is played in St. Louis. Charlotte defeated Saint Louis, 75-38, in their last meeting in St. Louis, January 30, 2011. Hailey scored 12 points and Woodson scored 10 points in that game.