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[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2][COLOR=#000000][B][SIZE=5]49ers Fall At Saint Joseph’s
[/SIZE][I][SIZE=4]Danielle Burgin paced the 49ers with 18 points in the game
[/B][/I][/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][B][SIZE=3]PHILADELPHIA, PA - [/B]The Charlotte 49ers (17-8, A-10: 8-2) fell on the road at Atlantic 10 foe Saint Joseph’s (14-10, A-10: 6-4), 67-59.
“The story of the game for us was that we played soft and passive in the first half,” Charlotte coach Amanda Butler. "We did not play Charlotte basketball in the first half. I have a lot of respect for Saint Joseph’s program. It is disappointing that we did not play better out of the gate."
Danielle Burgin paced the 49ers with 18 points and eight rebounds. Sabrina Gregory scored 15 points. While Traci Ray dished out a career-high 10 assists.
The 49ers enjoyed a 3-0 lead in the opening minutes after a free throw from Ray and a basket by Gregory. Then, Saint Joseph’s scored the next eight points taking an 8-3 lead with just over 15 minutes left in the half.
The 49ers cut the Hawks lead to two points, 11-9, on back-to-back three-point field goals by Ray with about 12 minutes left in the half.
Then, Saint Joseph’s would score 18 of the next 26 points pushing their lead to 29-15 with 2:03 left in the half.
In the second half, the 49ers cut an 11-point halftime deficit to three points, 42-39, when Whitney Hoey knocked down a three-point field goal with 13 minutes left in regulation.
Saint Joseph’s Whitney Ffrench would then knock down two free throws pushing their lead back to five points. Charlotte’s Erin Floyd connected on a layup cutting the Saint Joseph’s lead back to three points, 44-41, with 11:53 left on the clock.
Saint Joseph’s would increase their lead to eight points, 53-46, over the next three minutes. Then, Charlotte scored four unanswered points on a basket by Burgin and free throws from Hoey cutting their deficit to four points, 54-40, with 7:29 on the clock.
Then, Saint Joseph’s turned the ball over on their next possession but Charlotte was not able to convert on the other end. Then, the Hawks scored on the ensuing possession and the 49ers would not get any closer
The 49ers put their school-record 22-game home winning streak on the line when they host #8 George Washington in Halton Arena, Thursday, February 15 at 7 pm.

You sure as hell can bet we’ll be out there Thursday evening.