Friday, January 30, 2009

49ers women look for sixth straight win

The Charlotte 49ers women’s basketball team (14-6, 5-1) looks for its sixth consecutive win when it hosts Atlantic 10 rival Fordham (7-13, A-10: 0-5) at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Halton Arena, part of a doubleheader with the men's team.

Junior Aysha Jones leads four 49ers in double-figures by averaging 12.9 points per game. Sophomore Shannon McCallum, who recorded her second double-double of the season with 17 points and 11 rebounds in a victory at Richmond, is second on the team at 11.9 points per game.

This game will mark the fourth meeting between Charlotte and Fordham. The 49ers have won all three of the previous meetings including a 79-55 win at Fordham last season. The team's current director of basketball operations, Sabina Gregory, led Charlotte with 17 points in that game.