MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Another tough loss was the fate of the West Georgia Wolves women’s basketball team on Thursday night on the road at Christian Brothers as the Wolves fell 70-67 to the Bucs in Memphis, Tenn. in Gulf South Conference action.
The Bucs never led by more than eight points on the night in a closely contested game where the Wolves offense struggled all night. West Georgia never got the three ball going as they finished the night 0-for-13 from behind the three point line.
The first eight minutes of the game were a back-and-forth affair with eight lead changes and a pair of ties, but when the Bucs took a 14-13 lead with 2:33 to go in the first quarter, they would hold that lead for the remainder of the half. CBU lit the Wolves up from three-point range in the first half, shooting 5-of-12 from behind the arc for a 41.7 three-point percentage.
It was more of the same in the second half as the teams traded basket after basket. West Georgia tied things up at 37-37 at the 6:42 mark of the third quarter, but the Bucs would never relinquish the lead from that point on.
West Georgia got within one four times over the final 14 minutes of the contest, but never could get the big stop or clutch basket to take the lead. The Wolves had a chance to tie things up with a late possession trailing by the final margin, but a costly turnover would give the ball back to the Bucs who held on for the win.
De’Ashia Jones led the offensive effort with 16 points while also pulling down seven rebounds. A’Kia Harris also pulled down seven rebounds to tie for the team lead while adding in 13 points.
A trio of Wolves finished with nine points as Jessica Brown, Aysha Harris, and D’Asia Cain scored nine. Harris, the GSC’s leader in steals per game had seven steals on the night and also dished out three assists. Kayla Carter scored eight points and had five steals and four assists.
The loss drops West Georgia to 8-5 on the year and 4-2 in Gulf South Conference play.
West Georgia returns to The Coliseum next Tuesday for a 5:30 p.m. contest with GSC newcomer Auburn-Montgomery.