CARROLLTON, Ga. – After a tough two game road trip through Tennessee, the West Georgia Wolves women’s basketball team is back home this week, hosting Auburn-Montgomery in Gulf South Conference basketball action in a 5:30 p.m. contest on Tuesday, January 9 at The Coliseum.
The game was originally scheduled for Monday, but was rescheduled one day later on Tuesday.
After a six game win streak, the Wolves are currently on a three-game skid and will look to get back in the win column as they welcome a 6-7 AUM team who is in their first season of a GSC schedule, and sit at 2-4 in league play. The Wolves are 8-5 overall and sit in a tie for third in the league standings with a 4-2 GSC record.
It’s only the third all-time meeting between UWG and AUM, and the first as a GSC game. The Wolves won both of the previous matchups, both under head coach Scott Groninger.
The Wolves are led offensively by Kayla Carter, who averages 14.3 points per game, and also gets a double-digit average from Aysha Harris, who scores 10.3 per contest. Harris enters Tuesday’s game needing two points to reach the 600-point career milestone.
Defensively, Harris leads the Wolves and the Gulf South Conference in steals per game, getting 3.2 per contest. That number ranks the junior 14th in all of Division II.
For the Warhawks, they average just 51.6 points per game, but defensively rank sixth in the league, allowing 59.6 points per game. Evelina Avleeva leads AUM in scoring, averaging 12.4 per game, and also pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game which also leads the team.
After being outrebounded in their last game, the Wolves will look to get back to their old ways of dominating the glass as AUM averages just 34.2 boards per game, and on average give up 41.5 per contest.
For fans coming to the game on Tuesday, Jackets and Jeans begin as a part of Wolves Helping Others. We invite fans to bring jackets and jeans that will be donated to those in need in our area.
Tip-time for Tuesday’s game is set for 5:30 p.m. at The Coliseum.