CARROLLTON, Ga. – After five games of non-conference play, the UWG women’s basketball game is set to open the Gulf South Conference schedule on the road this week, traveling to Shorter on Thursday night and to Lee on Saturday afternoon.
The Wolves enter GSC play with a 3-2 overall record after splitting a pair of home games against SIAC foes over Thanksgiving week. UWG fell 69-65 to Albany State before bouncing back with a 76-52 win over Fort Valley on the next day.
It’s the 26th time West Georgia and Shorter have met, while the Flames and Wolves meet for the ninth time on Saturday in Cleveland, Tenn.
Two Wolves are currently scoring in double-figures, led by senior guard Kayla Carter, who enters the weekend with a 15.8 points per game average. Junior Aysha Harris averages 10.4 points per game.
Carter also leads UWG with 3.6 assists per game, but it’s Harris who is fourth in the league with a 1.6 assists to turnover ratio. Harris, the Memphis, Tenn. native, who ranks second in the GSC in steals and steals per game, ranking 23rd in all of Division II in steals per game.
West Georgia showed their strength off the bench in their last game against Fort Valley State as Jayda Dooley scored 13 points with nine rebounds while Madison Wilder chipped in with 11 points with three three-pointers and seven rebounds.
When UWG goes to Rome on Thursday, it will go against a 1-4 Hawks team led by first year head coach Dawn Brown. Jasmine Gaines leads Shorter in scoring with a 10.8 per game clip.
Lee hosts UWG on Saturday and enter the weekend with a 5-1 record. The Flames welcome Auburn-Montgomery to Cleveland on Thursday to open their Gulf South Conference slate. The Flames are led by Erin Walsh who scores 13.8 per game, but in the post have Carrie Cheeks who nearly averages a double-double with 11.3 points and 9.5 rebounds per game.
Tip-time for Thursday’s game at Shorter is set for 6 p.m. while Saturday’s contest in Cleveland, Tenn. gets underway at 2 p.m.