CARROLLTON, Ga. – The West Georgia Wolves used a 50 percent night from the field and a solid defensive effort to win their fifth straight game on Monday as they knocked off Delta State in a 65-59 home win in Gulf South Conference play.
How It Happened
- The Wolves and Lady Statesmen played a close, hard fought opening quarter. Each team led by as much as five in the period and it was West Georgia who held a slim 14-13 advantage at the end of one.
- Despite 10 turnovers in the first half, West Georgia led 29-26 at halftime. The Wolves shot 46 percent from the field and held the Lady Statesmen to 28 percent in the opening half.
- In the third, West Georgia outscored DSU 19-12 with senior Kilah Nixon scoring nine points in the quarter. Nixon hit a mid-range jumper at the buzzer to make it a 48-38 lead at the end of three.
- West Georgia did not make a field goal over the last 4:18 of the game, but the defense held strong, holding the Statesmen to just 37 percent from the field.
- Senior forward A’Kia Harris led West Georgia in scoring and rebounding in the win, scoring 13 points and pulling down eight rebounds.
- Aysha Harris also had a stellar performance, scoring 10 while pulling down seven rebounds and dishing out a season-high six assists.
- Both Aysha and A’Kia led the team defensively with three steals.
Beyond the Box Score
- The win for West Georgia was the fifth straight, but also marked the third consecutive win over Delta State.
- A’Kia Harris moved into sixth all-time in career rebounds as the senior now has 619 rebounds.
- West Georgia improves to 9-3 overall and is now 4-2 in Gulf South Conference play.
- Delta State is now 9-4 overall and is also now 4-2 in league play.
West Georgia is back on the road for three straight games, beginning with a trip north to Cleveland, Tennessee to take on the Lee Flames. That game is set for a 5:30 p.m. tip-off on January 10.