The Charlotte 49ers fell 85-74 in Friday’s season-opener against the Elon Phoenix

The Charlotte 49ers tipped off the Mark Price era inside Halton Arena on Friday night with a disappointing 85-74 defeat at the hands of the Elon Phoenix. Niner Nation witnessed a tale of two halves in their first look at the 2015-16 49ers squad. Charlotte trailed by 27 points at halftime and couldn’t overcome the deficit despite a furious 48-point rally in the final 20 minutes.

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