CARROLLTON, Ga. - A powerful second-half surge from the seventh-ranked Union Bulldogs proved to be too much for the West Georgia Wolves on Thursday evening in Jackson, Tenn., as the Bulldogs outscored the Wolves 50-24 in the second half to take an 82-45 victory at Fred Delay Gymnasium. 

The Bulldogs came out of the gate fast, outscoring the Wolves 12-4 over the first eight minutes of the contest. With the three-point shooting of Zaria Bankston and Siera Carter, West Georgia came back over the final two minutes of the period, cutting the Union lead to 16-10 heading into the first quarter break. The second quarter was very similar to the first, as Union outscored the Wolves 16-11 as the two teams entered the halftime break with the Bulldogs leading 32-21. 

Edley Drawhorn led the UWG offensive attack in the first half, netting six points. Aysha Harris followed with five points to lead the Wolves. Both teams struggled from the field in the first two quarters, as Union shot 33 percent from the field and the Wolves 30 percent. 

Union opened the second half on fire, going on a 10-0 run in the first three minutes of the third period. That run continued over the first five minutes of the quarter, as the Bulldogs held a 48-24 lead at the first media timeout of the second half. As the turn came for the final quarter, Union had three players in double-figures and a 61-32 advantage over the Wolves. 

West Georgia falls to 11-7 on the year and 6-6 in Gulf South Conference play while the Bulldogs move to 20-1 on the year and 12-1 against GSC opponents. The Wolves will be back in action on Saturday afternoon, taking on the Christian Brothers Lady Bucs in Memphis, Tenn. 




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