CHARLOTTE, N.C. –
Charlotte women’s basketball has turned the calendar to 2014 and will begin the new year with a Noon Friday tip against UNC Wilmington in the annual Education Day contest inside Halton Arena. Local elementary and middle school students, ranging from third through eighth grades, will arrive early to take part in various sessions put on by members of the 49ers athletics department.
Sessions talking about strength & conditioning and athletic training, plus a student-athlete panel and campus tours will help the children learn different facets about a collegiate athletics program. The festivities begin around 9 a.m. and will lead into the start of warm-ups for the two teams prior to the Noon tip.
On the court, Charlotte will look to start the new year off with a win after dropping to 5-7 with Sunday’s 76-75 loss to Furman. Senior Ny Hammonds
netted a career-best 25 points in the defeat, topping the 21 she tallied in last season’s road victory at UNC Wilmington.
She paces the Niners with 12.1 points per game and headlines a trio of double-figure scorers for head coach Cara Consuegra
. Joining Hammonds with double-digit scoring averages are sophomore Kira Gordon
and junior Hillary Sigmon
at 11.5 and 10.9 points per game, respectively.
Gordon posted her first career double-double against Furman, recording 11 points and hauling in 10 rebounds, while Sigmon buried four 3-pointers for 12 points in the contest.
Redshirt junior Gabby Tyler
, who is next on the scoring list at 9.6 ppg, is the top rebounder for Charlotte with 7.6 per contest. She had her first double-double of the campaign and fourth of her career with 12 points and a career-high 14 boards against the Paladins Sunday.
Sophomore Alexis Alexander
’s 6.2 rebounds per game edge out the 6.1 average by Gordon to conclude the top-three glass cleaners entering the non-conference finale Friday.
The Seahawks bring a 1-12 mark into the contest, having lost their last 10 since earning their lone victory, a 65-62 triumph over Northern Kentucky Nov. 16. Head coach Adell Harris’ young squad features four freshmen among its regular starting five and has played only seven players all season.
Kelva Atkins, a preseason All-Colonial Athletic Association First Team selection, tops the team with 17.5 points per game. Brie Mobley contributes 10.4 ppg, while Ryan Flowers grabs a squad-best 6.2 rebounds per outing.
The 49ers captured a win in Wilmington last year to extend their series lead to 13-5, including four victories in the last five meetings.
Josh Feldman returns to the broadcast table to handle the play-by-play call on the live video stream through Charlotte49ers.com. Live stats are also linked through the website, while updates can be found on Twitter by following @49erGameDay.
Welcome to the Charlotte 49ers Athletic Foundation!
Football parking permits for FSL Account Holders are on sale now for the 2018 season. FSL Account Holders can find a football parking map and annual giving requirements at www.charlotte49ers.com/gamedayinfo. To purchase a permit, please contact the Athletic Foundation at (704) 687-4950.
Green CRI 1, Green CRI 1A and Green CRI 2A are sold out. Two spaces remain in Orange CRI Rooftop
If you wish to make a contribution to the Annual Giving Campaign or Let Me Play (fundraiser for women's athletics), you can do so online or by calling the Athletic Foundation at (704) 687-1047/4950.
This system will give you full access to your own personal account and display donations and pledges to the Charlotte 49ers Athletic Foundation.
Please Note: If you have ever contributed to the Athletic Foundation, you have an existing account and should login using that information. Please do not create a second account. If you are unsure of your account status or need your login information, please contact the Athletic Foundation at (704) 687-4950/1047.
If your gift will be accompanied by a matching gift from your employer please do not make your gift online. Contact the Athletic Foundation at (704) 687-1047 for information on contributions with a matching gift.
Please note that changes to the tax law regarding charitable donations
to Athletic Foundations went into effect
January 1, 2018. For information on how this new law impacts FSL Account Holders, please visit: http://www.charlotte49ers.com/GiveNow.
If you are a new member and have not participated in any of the ways mentioned above, please create a new account below and make a pledge to our current campaign.