CARROLLTON, Ga. – In the final game of the 2017 calendar year, the UWG women’s basketball team dropped a 67-62 decision to Point in non-conference action on Saturday afternoon at The Coliseum.
The loss drops the Wolves to 8-3 overall and snaps a six game win streak before the Gulf South Conference schedule resumes on Tuesday afternoon.
The Wolves came out hot and started on a 6-0 run and built an early nine point lead in the first quarter, but the Skyhawks fought right back and by the end of the opening quarter had erased the deficit and had tied it up at 20-20.
Point led the entire second quarter, and went up by as much as eight, and took a four point lead into the break.
In the second half, West Georgia was able to tie it up twice, but never could break through as the Skyhawks led the entire second half. A Jessica Brown three-pointer with 1:07 left brought the Wolves within one, but on Point’s ensuing possession the Skyhawks hit a jumper to go back up by three and then used free throws down the stretch to account for the final margin.
Offensively, it was a struggle for the Wolves in the second half, shooting just 31.4 percent from the field, compared to 39.4 percent in the first half.
West Georgia got two scorers in double figures, led by senior guard Kayla Carter who finished with 16. Junior Aysha Harris added 13 and had three assists. D’Asia Cain led the Wolves on the glass as the senior pulled down eight rebounds.
The Wolves are back in action in Gulf South Conference play on Tuesday, January 2, as the Wolves head to Jackson, Tenn. to take on Union. Tip-off for that game is set for 7 p.m. EST from Fred Delay Gymnasium.