CARROLLTON, Ga. – Wednesday brings the final home game for the UWG women’s basketball as the Wolves host in-state rival Shorter on Senior Night at The Coliseum.
The game is big for the Wolves as with a win, they would clinch a spot in the Gulf South Conference Tournament. West Georgia could still clinch a spot with a Delta State loss to Christian Brothers.
West Georgia sits at 14-10 on the season and 10-7 in the Gulf South Conference. The Wolves are coming off of a huge home win over West Florida on Saturday afternoon, defeating the Argos by a 73-53 final, led by 16 points from Aysha Harris and 15 from Kayla Carter.
Carter, who came to UWG from Charleston, South Carolina lads UWG In scoring on the year and is part of a senior class that includes Smyrna native D’Asia Cain and De’Ashia Jones, a native of Newark, New Jersey, who will play their final regular season home game on Wednesday against the Hawks.
The Hawks are currently 6-17 on the year with a 4-13 Gulf South Conference record. Jasmine Gaines leads Shorter in scoring with an 11.5 per game average while BreAnna Thompson scores 10.4 points per game while pulling down 8.2 rebounds per game.
It’s the 27th meeting between West Georgia and Shorter with the Wolves winning the last three game including a 61-47 win back in December of 2017 in the Gulf South Conference opener. UWG holds a 16-10 advantage in the all-time series.
Senior Day activities will take place at the conclusion of Wednesday night’s game, and at halftime, UWG Athletics will present the Annual Bear Toss. Fans are asked to bring stuffed animals and toss them to the floor at halftime. Those bears and other stuffed animals will be collected and donated to the pediatric ward at Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton.
Tip-time for Wednesday’s home finale is set for 5:30 p.m. from The Coliseum.