CARROLLTON, Ga. – For the first time this season, four Wolves scored in double-figures on Tuesday night at The Coliseum as the West Georgia Wolves women’s basketball team throttled visiting Auburn-Montgomery 72-44 in Gulf South Conference action.
Junior guard Aysha Harris led the offense with 12 points for the Wolves, while Kayla Carter and D’Asia Cain each added 11 and Jessica Brown finished with 12.
As a team, the Wolves played one of their best games of the season on both sides of the ball as West Georgia shot 45.2 percent from the field including 6-of-12 from three-point range, and forced 24 turnovers from AUM that led to 26 points on the other end.
Early in the contest, Aysha Harris made a layup, reaching a milestone for the Memphis, Tenn. native as she scored her 600t career point.
The teams traded baskets for the majority of the first quarter, with UWG holding a 16-12 advantage after the first 10 minutes of play. The defensive intensity remained for head coach Scott Groninger and the Wolves, as they forced 13 first half turnovers and as a result scored 17 points off turnovers in the first half.
At the 1:32 mark of the second quarter, the Wolves reached their largest lead of the opening half, going up by 15, a lead they would take into the halftime break at 39-24.
West Georgia never let up, as they outscored Auburn-Montgomery 20-7 in the third quarter, and led by as much as 30 in the second half. Coach Groninger played his bench much of the second half as the Wolves had 30 bench points on the night.
Along with the contingency of double-figure scorers, A’Kia Harris scored eight points and pulled down nine rebounds. Kilah Nixon added eight points for the Wolves. In total, nine Wolves scored on the night.
Aysha Harris led with five assists, and continued her stellar defense with five steals.
The win moved the Wolves to 9-5 overall and improved West Georgia to 5-2 in Gulf South Conference play. Additionally, it put the Wolves back in the win column, snapping a three-game skid. Auburn-Montgomery fell to 6-8 on the year with a 2-5 mark in GSC play.
West Georgia returns to action on Saturday, hosting North Alabama in a pivotal GSC matchup at The Coliseum. Tip-time is set for 2 p.m. from Carrollton.