CARROLLTON, Ga. – Just one game stands between the West Georgia Wolves and the conclusion of the regular season as the Wolves travel to Auburn-Montgomery on Thursday for a 6 p.m. contest at the AUM Athletics Complex.
The Wolves, who sit at 15-11 overall and 11-8 in league play can’t afford to jump ahead to the Gulf South Conference Tournament and overlook the Warhawks as UWG is fighting for seeding in the final game. The Wolves currently sit at sixth, and can do no worse than that seed with a win over AUM. West Georgia will need some help and a win to move up to the fifth seed, as West Florida currently sits at fifth and heads to Valdosta State on Thursday.
West Georgia is coming off of one of their best offensive performances in a 92-82 win over West Alabama last Saturday. The Wolves hit a season-high nine three-pointers and Aysha Harris scored a career-high 25 points to lead the Wolves.
In the last meeting between West Georgia and Auburn Montgomery, UWG used a true team effort as four Wolves scored in double-figures, led by 12 from the aforementioned Harris to beat AUM 72-44.
Auburn Montgomery is 9-18 overall as they enter their final game of the season, and the Warhawks are 5-14 in league play in this their inaugural season with a GSC schedule. AUM has lost seven of their last eight, including a 63-62 loss to non-conference opponent Middle Georgia State in their last game out.
Evelina Avleeva leads AUM in scoring with a 10.8 per game average and also leads in rebounds, pulling down 6.5 per game. As a team, the Warhawks are last in the GSC in scoring, averaging 51.2 points per game.
Tip-time for Thursday’s regular season finale is set for 6 p.m. EST in Montgomery, Alabama.