49ers Host High Point In The First Round of The WNIT
The 49ers are making their school-record fifth straight postseason appearance
March 13, 2007
Charlotte, NC -
The Charlotte 49ers (18-12), who are making their school-record fifth straight postseason appearance, host Big South regular season champion High Point (18-11) in the first round of the Women's National Invitational Tournament (WNIT) in Halton Arena, Thursday, March 15. The 49ers enter the High Point game having won 22 of their last 24 home games.
"I am pleased about our program earning another postseason tournament bid," Charlotte coach Amanda Butler said. "By earning a bid to the WNIT our team was rewarded for their hard work this season. It is great that we will be playing our first round game at home."
The 49ers are making their sixth overall postseason appearance and their fifth straight. Charlotte played in the 2003 NCAA Tournament. The 49ers have played in the WNIT in 1990, 2004, 2005, 2006 and now 2007. Charlotte has won at least one game in the WNIT three times including a 70-62 home win over James Madison in the first round of last season's WNIT.
The 49ers are led in scoring (14.3 ppg), assists (130) and steals (68) by third-team All-Atlantic 10 selection junior forward Sabrina Gregory. Sophomore center Danielle Burgin, who also earned third-team All-Atlantic 10 honors, leads the team in rebounding (7.3 rpg) and is second on the team in scoring (10.9 ppg). Freshman guard Wendy Stywalt, who earned A-10 All-Rookie team honors, is third on the team in scoring (9.9 ppg) and second in rebounding (5.1 rpg).
This game will mark the fourth meeting between the two schools who have not played each other since a 73-55 win by the 49ers, December 2, 1981. The 49ers have won the last two meetings between the two teams.
Ticket prices and the game time will be announced shortly.
Junior Sabrina Gregory leads the 49ers in scoring, assists and steals.