ROME, Ga. – The West Georgia Wolves women’s basketball team got a much needed victory on Monday night as the Wolves traveled to Rome, Georgia and came away with a 66-52 road win over in-state rival Shorter.
How It Happened
- The Wolves and Hawks came out and matched each other shot for shot in the early going of the contest. Shorter had the first multiple possession lead, but the Wolves came right back and got hot, closing out the opening quarter on a 10-2 run to lead 18-14 after ten minutes of play.
- The momentum stayed in favor of the Wolves to open the second period as UWG scored the first four points after the break, but the Hawks would pull back within three at 24-21 just over midway through the second.
- West Georgia shot 50 percent on 15-of-30 in the opening half, and led by 10 at the break, 36-26 and were led by eight first half points from Aysha Harris.
- In the second half, the Wolves cooled off a little, but not by much, shooting 10-of-23 in the second half. West Georgia led by double-digits for much of the third quarter, and outscored the Hawks in every single quarter of the contest.
- A pair of seniors led UWG in scoring as Aysha Harris led with 14 while A’Kia Harris chipped in with 12. The latter Harris led the Wolves in rebounding, and just missed out on a double-double as the Calera, Alabama native grabbed nine rebounds.
- Three additional Wolves scored nine points as Jessica Brown, Ashley Lee, and Terrianna Cave each added nine to the cause in the win.
- True freshman Zaria Bankston hit a pair of three-pointers and finished with eight.
Inside the Numbers
- While the Wolves did slightly cool off in the second half, West Georgia still finished the game with an impressive field goal percentage of 47.2.
- On the glass, the Wolves had a seven rebound advantage over the Hawks, pulling down 36 to Shorter’s 29.
- West Georgia improves to 13-10 overall and 8-9 in Gulf South Conference play.
- The Hawks, meanwhile, fall to 1-24 and remain winless at 0-17 in league play.
- West Georgia returns home on Thursday for three straight home games to close out the 2018-19 regular season. Thursday, the Wolves host Auburn Montgomery just seven days after taking on the Warhawks in Montgomery. Tip-time for that game is set for 5:30 p.m. from The Coliseum.