CARROLLTON, Ga. – Senior guard Aysha Harris led all scorers and reached a career milestone on Saturday as she led the UWG women’s basketball team to a 55-50 victory over the Christian Brothers Buccaneers at The Coliseum.
The Harris Headline
- Aysha Harris hit a three-pointer late in the third quarter that gave her 16 on the night, and more importantly gave her 1,000 points in her career.
- She became the 11th player in school history to eclipse that mark and the first since Tai Ellis hit the mark during the 2005-06 season.
How It Happened
- Christian Brothers was red hot in the opening minutes of the contest, finishing the first quarter going 53.8 percent from the field including a 4-of-8 performance from behind the arc. The Bucs led 18-10 after the first 10 minutes of play.
- Meanwhile, the Wolves couldn’t buy a basket, particularly from three-point range, as the Bucs 2-3 zone invited the open shots, but UWG opened the game 0-for-8 from three-point range.
- The second quarter was kinder offensively to the Wolves as they scored 16 points in the quarter and after going 0-for-8 from three in the opening period, hit a pair of three-pointers in the second. The Wolves trailed by as much as 11 in the half, but cut the deficit to just three at 29-26 at halftime.
- Aysha Harris gave West Georgia their first lead of the game late in the third quarter as her and-one play with three minutes left put the Wolves up 36-34.
- West Georgia would never trail for the remainder of the game, although the Bucs would draw even on several occasions.
- Harris hit the biggest shot of the night with 2:39 left as she nailed a three-pointer that made it 51-47 before Kenzie Jones cut it back to one with a CBU triple of her own to make it a one-point game.
- Jessica Brown scored the final four points of the game as she hit a runner in the lane and then converted a pair at the free throw line to account for the final margin.
- Harris finished the game with a game-high 19 points on 6-of-10 shooting including a 3-for-6 performance from behind the arc.
- Jessica Brown also finished in double-figures with 13 points and came up clutch with the late free throws.
- Senior A’kia Harris was a force in the paint as she pulled down a game-high 15 rebounds.
- The win improves UWG to 11-6 overall and 6-5 in Gulf South Conference play.
- Christian Brothers fall to 7-10 overall and 4-8 in the GSC.
- West Georgia is back on the road next week, going up against Union and Christian Brothers once again. The Wolves are in Jackson, Tennessee on Thursday, January 31 taking on Union at 6:30 p.m.