CARROLLTON, Ga. - The preseason is coming to a close, and after a wild offensive night at home on Thursday against Carver, the West Georgia Wolves head to Kennesaw State on Sunday afternoon to take on the Owls at 4:30 p.m.
Last Time Out
The West Georgia faithful got a glimpse at the new-look Wolves for the first time against Carver, and what they saw was an up-tempo and exciting brand of basketball. Nearly 2,500 people came to The Coliseum on Thursday evening, with six different UWG players scoring in double-figures en route to a 116-81 victory over the Cougars. Freshman Greg James led the way for the Wolves in the game, hitting for 15 points and pulling down seven rebounds in the victory.
Six Different players scored in double-figures against Carver on Thursday evening, and two more nearly did as well. Juniors Wiliam Sides and Karlos Odum started the game for West Georgia, with Sides scoring nine and Odum eight as the two who were close. James led the group of six with 15 points off the bench, followed by redshirt freshman Ray Reeves with 12. Steven Ross, Vinko Glavan, Jack Shaughnessy, and Marquill Smith each had 11 in the game.
Outside the Arc
West Georgia was 8-for-24 from the three-point line against Carver, led by Reeves, who was 3-for-4 in the game. The rest of the team was 5-for-20, with five different players each hitting a trey. Deng Nhial, William Sides, Marquill Smith, Jack Shaughnessy and Greg James each had a solo three-pointer for the Wolves in the win.
On the Boards
Karlos Odum and Greg James each had seven rebounds to lead the effort in the game, and both were strong at both ends of the floor. Odum had five offensive boards in the game while James had three. Vinko Glavan, Jordan Mount and Marquill Smith each added five rebounds in the game.
Moving the Ball
The Wolves moved the ball well against Carver, dishing out 26 assists as a team and turning the ball over 21 times. Among the 26 assists were eight from Jack Shaughnessy and five from Steven Ross to lead the offensive effort. Greg James, Carson Culverhouse, Deng Nhial, William Sides, and Karlos Odum all had two assists in the contest.