WKU Women’s Basketball defeated by Charlotte 49ers


Tucker Covey

Junior guard Hope Sivori (1) throws up an uncontested bank shot after a rebound during the matchup with UAB in E.A. Diddle Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. WKU won 75-71.

Chaz Mackey

WKU Women’s Basketball (9-9, C-USA 6-3) five game win streak was broken by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte 49ers (8-10, C-USA 4-5) on Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Dale F. Halton Arena. The final score of the game was 72-65.

WKU held the lead up until the third quarter with a 37-27 score. Around the eight minute mark the 49ers went on a 9-0 run cutting the score down 36-32.

After the time-out, WKU went on a 10-0 run recapturing the lead and Charlotte answered back with a 8-0 run to end the quarter with a 44-42.


In the beginning minutes of the fourth quarter, junior guard Hope Sivori and sophomore guard Macey Blevins hit back-to-back threes to give the Toppers a spark. WKU continued the fight with a 54-53 score with 5:30 to go. The 49ers splashed home a three-pointer giving Charlotte the lead for the rest of the game.

The Lady Toppers finished the game shooting 32% (23-73) to a 49ers season-high (24-42) 57% from the field respectively. The Lady Toppers were good at forcing turnovers against the 49ers with 16 steals making it their seven straight game having double digit steals and out-rebounded the 49ers by one rebound (32-31).

Sivori finished the game as the lead scorer for the Lady Toppers with 17 points, shooting 46% from the field with 12 points being from behind the arc. Sophomore forward Jaylin Foster had the most complete game for the Tops with 13 points, nine rebounds, five steals and a season high of two blocks. Sophomore guard Mya Meredith followed Foster with 10 points on 40% shooting.

WKU will host Florida International University (10-8) at E.A. Diddle Arena on Jan. 26 with a 6:30p.m. tipoff.