CARROLLTON, Ga. – The UWG women’s basketball team got back in the win column on Monday night, defeating Shorter 57-52 in front of the home crowd at The Coliseum.

 

How It Happened

- The Wolves hit five three-pointers in the first quarter, including two from true freshman Zaria Bankston as West Georgia opened up a 21-14 lead over Shorter in the opening period.

- After shooting over 40 percent from the field in the first quarter, West Georgia cooled off and shot just 30 percent in the second, but still managed to take an eight-point, 31-23 lead into halftime.

- West Georgia opened the third on an 8-0 run, and led by as 16. The Hawks, however, would put together a 10-0 run of their own late in the quarter to cut the lead to five with just over a minute remaining in the quarter.

- Shorter got back within three with less than a minute to play, but a pair of clutch free throws from senior A’Kia Harris put the game away for the Wolves.

 

Top Performers

- Edley Drawhorn led West Georgia with 11 points on the night, while Jessica Brown joined her in double-figures with 10.

- A’Kia Harris had a team-high 11 rebounds, while Jessica Brown had four.

- Terrianna Cave, Zaria Bankston, and Brown each had two three-pointers in the win.

- For the Hawks, Tatum Ragsdale led with a game-high 20 points while Jamilla Harrison recorded a double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds.

 

Inside the Numbers

- A’Kia Harris’ 11 rebounds is good for her 15th career 10-plus rebounding performance. She is now 14 rebounds away from becoming the seventh player in school history to reach 600 career rebounds.

- Aysha Harris is now five assists away from her 200th career assist and needs 130 points to reach 1,000 career points.

- West Georgia’s nine three-pointers are the most by the Wolves at The Coliseum since they hit 10 against West Alabama on February 13, 2017.

 

The Records

- UWG improves to 4-2 overall, and wins their first league game, moving to 1-1 in the Gulf South Conference.

- Shorter falls to 1-6 with the loss, and 0-1 in the GSC.

 

Up Next

West Georgia now has a lengthy break for finals as the Wolves’ next action is set for December 15 as UWG continues Gulf South Conference play on the road at Montevallo. That game is set for a 3 p.m. tip-off.

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