CARROLLTON, Ga. – The UWG women’s basketball team returns home on Monday night, hosting in-state rival Shorter in the Gulf South Conference home opener at The Coliseum in a 5:30 p.m. tip-off.
The Wolves opened league play last Thursday, falling to Alabama Huntsville 65-57 on the road, and will look to right the ship and get back in the win column on Monday. The Wolves sit at 3-2 overall and 0-1 in league play while Shorter enters Monday’s contest at 1-5, and has yet to play a GSC game.
Senior guard Aysha Harris is coming off of a 20-point performance in the loss to UAH. The Memphis, Tennessee native leads the team in scoring, putting up 12 points per contest. Harris is 14th in the GSC in scoring, and averages 3.2 assists per game, ranking seventh in the league.
Edley Drawhorn hit three three-pointers against UAH, and is
shooting .385 from behind the arc on the season.
Edley Drawhorn also had a productive game against UAH and will look to continue that against the Hawks. Drawhorn was in double-figures for the first time since the season-opener with 13 on Thursday night.
On Monday night, the Wolves will look to put the league’s second-best scoring defense on display as Shorter ranks last in the GSC in scoring, averaging just 50.3 points per game. The Wolves allow just 54.2 points per game on average.
Two players for Shorter are averaging double-figures, led by Raven Fair. The senior from Union City, Tennessee scores 14.5 per game and is nearly averaging a double-double with 9.3 rebounds per game. Tatum Ragsdale is the Hawks’ other double-digit scorer as she scores 10.5 per contest.
Last season, the Wolves and Hawks split the season series with each team winning their respective road game. The road team has won each of the past three matchups in the series.
Monday’s game at The Coliseum features a Junior Wolves event as all kids (12-under) are invited to participate and decorate a gingerbread cookie between the conclusion of the women’s game and the start of the men’s game.
Tip-off for Monday’s women’s game is set for 5:30 p.m. as West Georgia welcomes Shorter. Links to follow the action can be found above.