CARROLLTON, Ga. – The UWG women’s basketball team hit a season-high 10 three-pointers on Saturday at The Coliseum as the Wolves took down Mississippi College by a 73-56 final to win their fourth consecutive game.
How It Happened
- Senior guard Kilah Nixon scored 10 of West Georgia’s 15 points in the first quarter. Nixon was 4-of-5 from the field over the opening 10 minutes, including going 2-for-2 from behind the arc as West Georgia led 15-8 after one quarter.
- West Georgia and Mississippi College matched each other shot for shot in the second quarter despite the UWG defense holding the Lady Choctaws to just two points over the final 4:30 of the half. UWG led 29-22 at the halftime break.
- The third quarter was all West Georgia as the Wolves opened the quarter on an 18-2 run and went on to outscore MC 28-14. The Wolves hit six three-pointers alone in the third period.
- Head coach Scott Groninger was able to play reserves for the majority of the final quarter, which allowed Mississippi College to get within 15, but the Wolves cruised to their third conference win of the season.
- Three Wolves scored in double-figures led by 16 each from seniors Aysha Harris and Kilah Nixon. The duo combined for six three pointers including a career-high four triples for Harris. Nixon’s 16 points was a new career-high for the senior.
- Edley Drawhorn also scored in double-figures, putting up 10 in the win. Drawhorn also led the Wolves in assists with five.
- On the glass, Terrianna Cave led with six rebounds off of the bench.
Inside The Numbers
- The 10 three-pointers for the Wolves is a season-high, topping the previous mark of nine in a home win against Shorter. West Georgia was just one three-pointer shy of tying a Coliseum record for single-game three-pointers.
- All 11 Wolves that saw the floor found their way into the scoring column on Saturday.
- The win improves West Georgia to 8-3 overall with a 3-2 record in Gulf South Conference play.
- Mississippi College falls to 5-6 overall and 1-4 in league play.
West Georgia remains home for a Monday showdown with long-time GSC rival Delta State. That game tips off at 5:30 p.m. at The Coliseum on January 7.