Charlotte 79, Virginia 74
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Behind four double-figure scorers and a 26-11 late first half run, the Charlotte 49ers (27-9) held on for 79-74 win at ACC foe Virginia (19-16) to advance to the WNIT Final Four.
“I am so happy for our team,” Charlotte coach Karen Aston said. “We were very resilient down the stretch. I am so proud of the maturity that our team displayed down the stretch. We had players hit big shots. We are playing with a lot of confidence right now.”
Shannon McCallum recorded her third consecutive 20-point scoring game with a 24 points including shooting 10-for-11 from the free-throw line. McCallum went over the 1,500 career points mark in the game. Epiphany Woodson tallied 17 points in the game. She has scored in double-figures in 14 of Charlotte’s last 15 games. Kendria Holmes scored 10 points and dished out seven assists. Gabby Tyler recorded her second consecutive double-figure scoring game with 10 points off the bench. Amanda Dowe scored nine points. Jennifer Hailey added seven points to the 49ers attack.
Charlotte outrebounded their 27th opponent of the season with a 41-35 advantage on the boards. Hailey grabbed nine rebounds. Dowe and Tyler grabbed six rebounds apiece. McCallum recorded five rebounds in the game.