CARROLLTON, Ga. – Postseason basketball returns for the UWG women’s basketball team as they set their sights on the Lee Flames in the opening round of the Gulf South Conference Tournament set for Tuesday in Cleveland, Tennessee at 6 p.m.
The Wolves earned the fifth seed in the 2018 tournament, and will travel to face Lee, the fourth seed for just the second time this season. In the only other meeting this season, West Georgia pulled out a 72-63 win on the road, despite falling down 22-8 after the first quarter. In that game, UWG got at least 20 points from three different players: De’Ashia Jones, Kayla Carter, and Jessica Brown.
West Georgia will need more of that scoring production and then some on Super Tuesday as they go to Paul Dana Walker Arena to face a Flames team that went 14-2 at home in the regular season including an 8-2 mark in league play on their home court. Lee’s offense is ranked fourth in scoring in the league, averaging 68.2 points per contest.
Defensively, Lee has the top-ranked unit in the league, averaging just 53.5 points per game, giving head coach Scott Groninger and the Wolves a tough matchup on Tuesday.
Kayla Carter will lead the UWG offense against that stellar Lee defense, averaging 13.8 points per game with a 42 percent clip from the field. West Georgia will also look to Aysha Harris, who averages 11.5 per contest and Jessica Brown, the Wolves’ top perimeter threat with a three-point percentage of 32.7.
Erin Walsh leads Lee in scoring, averaging 12.6 per game, while Carrie Cheeks scores 11.2 points and pulls down 7.1 rebounds per game. As a team, the Flames average eight three-pointers a game and shoot the ball at a 34.2 clip.
The Wolves finished the season 16-11 overall while Lee closed out the regular season with a 22-6 record. UWG finished the regular season with a pair of consecutive wins, and will look to keep that momentum going against a Lee team who has won each of their last four.
Tip-time for Tuesday’s game is set for 6 p.m. from Paul Dana Walker Arena on the campus of Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee.