CARROLLTON, Ga. – Three Wolves recorded double-doubles and five finished in double-figures as the UWG women’s basketball team played their best game offensively in a 74-56 victory over Montevallo in Gulf South Conference action on Saturday afternoon at The Coliseum.
Junior A’Kia Harris recorded her sixth career double-double with a career-high 18 rebounds to go with 11 points. Jessica Brown recorded her first career double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds while senior De’Ashia Jones notched the 14th double-double of her career with Saturday’s 12 point, 11 rebound performance.
Kayla Carter and Aysha Harris each scored a game-high 17 points in the win, witch Carter just missing out on a double-double of her own as she finished with nine rebounds.
As a team, the Wolves shot 43.6 percent from the field including 7-of-17 from the three-point arc, on their way to their 11th win of the season and 99th career win for head coach Scott Groninger.
Playing with just six players due to injuries and illnesses, the Wolves shot 57.1 percent from the field in the first half, including 5-of-10 from behind the three-point arc. Kayla Carter gave the Wolves their first lead of the game with 6:02 left in the first quarter, and West Georgia led by as much as 17 in the period.
Montevallo clawed their way back, cutting it to single digits by the 1:35 mark, and got it down to seven, before Jessica Brown’s milestone point at the buzzer to put the Wolves up 44-34 at the half. For Brown, it gave the junior her 500th career point.
The third quarter was all West Georgia as the Wolves opened on an 11-0 run and outscored Montevallo in the period 22-7.
Early in the final quarter, UWG reached their largest lead of 27, but the Montevallo defense held the Wolves to eight points in the fourth, but it was too little, too late as the Wolves handed the Falcons their 16th consecutive loss.
The Wolves dominated the game in the paint, scoring 34 points in the post, and held Montevallo to just 14 points in the paint.
Camreen White scored 100 percent of the Wolves bench points with six as she hit two first half three-pointers.
The win improves West Georgia to 11-9 overall and 7-6 in league play, and drops Montevallo to 2-19 overall and 0-13 in the GSC.
West Georgia head to Delta State next Thursday for their next action. That game tips at 6:30 p.m. EST from Cleveland, Miss.