The Charlotte 49ers women’s basketball team went mano-a-mano with the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Wednesday, Dec. 6. The 49ers loss to the Demon Deacons 69-43. 

“There’s no way to sugar coat it; there’s really not a lot of positive things I can say other than we played very poorly tonight,” said Coach Cara Consuegra. “We deserve the outcome of the game, you get what you earn in this game.”

Charlotte kept in striking distance in the first quarter trailing Wake Forest 18-16. The 49ers couldn’t keep pace after the first quarter being outscored 20-9 in the second, 12-10 in the third and 19-8 in the fourth. 

Redshirt junior Jade Phillips led the 49ers in scoring with 24 points. 

“The shots were falling so I just shot them. I tried to get good looks, make sure the shot clock counted down,” said Phillips.

The 49ers were outrebounded 45-24.

“There’s absolutely no excuse for a team to ever out rebound us by 21,” said Consuegra.

Wake Forest’s presence in the paint was felt, outscoring Charlotte 30-14.

“Clearly the offensive struggles that we’ve been having are continuing to affect us,” said Consuegra.

The 49ers next game will be against Mercer at Hawkins Arena in Georgia Sunday, Dec. 9. Tip-off time is at 1 p.m.