CARROLLTON, Ga. – The West Georgia Wolves lost for the first time this season on Tuesday night in Atlanta, falling to the Morehouse Maroon Tigers 91-86 in non-conference action.
How it Happened:
The game opened with Morehouse and West Georgia going toe-to-toe throughout the first eight minutes of the contest. The Wolves led 9-6 early, but the Maroon Tigers turned up the intensity on both ends of the floor, building a 42-26 lead with just under four minutes left in the first half.
At that point, the Wolves went on a 10-2 run to close out the half, cutting the Morehouse lead to just eight points, as the Maroon Tigers led 44-36 heading into the break at the half.
Out of the break, Vinko Glavan opened up the game on the interior early in the period with four-straight points, and then a pair of free-throws from Marquill Smith cut the Morehouse advantage to 48-42 with 18 minutes left in the game.
West Georgia cut the Morehouse lead to just four once in the next eight minutes, but with 10:51 left in the game, a layup from the Maroon Tigers against pushed the Morehouse lead back out to 10 points. Inside the 10-minute mark of the second half, freshman Glenn Robinson hit a big three-pointer that cut the Morehouse lead to five at 76-71. West Georgia again cut the advantage to three points in the final minute, but never had the ball with a chance to tie the game, as the Maroon Tigers hit free-throws in the waning seconds of the contest to take the victory.
Marquill Smith had more than 20 points for the fourth-straight game and ended with his first double-double, scoring 22 points and pulling down 13 rebounds. William Sides and Greg James each had 18 points for the Wolves.
West Georgia will remain on the road this weekend, heading north to Charlotte on Saturday afternoon, taking on the Johnson C. Smith Bulls.