For the first time in two years, the Charlotte 49ers had five players score in double figures in a convincing 67-47 road win against UTSA.
Jazmin Harris led the 49ers (15-7, 6-5) with 14 points. Octavia Jett-Wilson had 13 and the trio of Mariah Linney, Jade Phillips and Lauren Harley all had 10 points.
Phillips had her second double-double in a row with 10 points and a game-high 11 rebounds. Harley’s 10 points was a season high for the senior.
In a game where Charlotte had plenty of players scoring the ball, Head Coach Cara Consuegra was happy with her team’s play.
“I’m really proud of our kids. I think we had a team win,” Consuegra said. “We had five different players in double figures, we shared the ball well and got great shots.”
The 49ers got off to a hot start with a 22-9 run in the first 10 minutes and made 10-of-19 field goals.
Charlotte never let off the gas pedal during the rest of the first half. The Niners led the Roadrunners 33-26 at halftime.
It got even better for the 49ers from there as the defense made more of an impact in the second half. In the third quarter, the UTSA offense went 2-of-10 from the field and only scored seven points. Charlotte outscored UTSA 17-7 in the third quarter.
Charlotte matched their third quarter performance with another 17 points in the fourth to seal the 67-47 win.
The Charlotte defense out-rebounded UTSA 47-31 and tallied eight steals. This is the fourth win in the last five games for Charlotte. This one in particular comes off a tough overtime loss to UTEP on Thursday, Feb. 6.
“What I know is we are a really good team,” Consuegra said. “I know this team is confident. We are going into a big week at home and we are looking forward to that.”
Charlotte will now return to Halton Arena and host North Texas on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m.