CARROLLTON, Ga. - The second meeting between the West Georgia Wolves and the Union Bulldogs in the past seven days saw a similar result to last Thursday in Carrollton, as the Bulldogs used a 36-point effort from Terrandus Smith en route to a 90-70 victory over the Wolves.
The West Georgia Wolves played from behind for the bulk of the first half after a 5-0 run to start the game, as Union went on a 10-2 run to take a 10-7 lead at the first media timeout. The Bulldogs built as much as a nine-point lead in the first 20 minutes of the contest, but when Union would go up by nearly double-digits, West Georgia would respond to cut into the lead. That held until the 3:35 mark when a three-pointer from Payton Stovall gave Union their first 10-point advantage at 31-21.
Over the final three minutes of the first half, the Bulldogs outscored West Georgia 10-6, taking a 41-27 lead into the locker room at the break. The Wolves shot just 37 percent from the field in the opening period while Union hit 43 percent of their shots. The biggest stat might have been from the three-point line, as the Wolves hit 5-of-15 while the Bulldogs made 7-of-17 in the first half. West Georgia also had seven turnovers to Union's three.
Early in the second half, Union's Terrandus Smith was on fire from three-point range, hitting three from long-range in the first four minutes of the second half, helping the Bulldogs to a 55-37 advantage. Over the final 16 minutes, the Bulldogs led by as many as 30 points en route to their second victory in the past seven days over the Wolves.
Smith scored 22 for the Wolves and Greg James poured in 20, including hitting 6-of-15 from three-point range. Jared Simmons added three from long range in the final five minutes of the game, finishing with 11 points.
West Georgia falls to 12-8 on the year and 7-5 in Gulf South Conference play while the Bulldogs move to 13-8 overall and 8-5 against league opponents. The Wolves will be back in action on Saturday afternoon from Canale Arena in Memphis, Tenn., taking on the Christian Brothers Bucs at 5:00 p.m.