CARROLLTON, Ga. – A pair of crucial Gulf South Conference games looms for the West Georgia Wolves women’s basketball team, and the weekend begins with a showdown with in-state rival Valdosta State on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in The Coliseum.


West Georgia will be looking to continue to ride the momentum as the Wolves are on a three-game winning streak, and coming off a weekend that saw them win road games at Delta State and Mississippi College. UWG is now 13-9 overall with a 9-6 record in GSC play as they host Valdosta State.


The Blazers are also riding high, winning five of their last six games, including the last two games at home. VSU sits at 16-7 overall with a 10-5 record in league play.


When these two teams met three weeks ago, it was Valdosta State who got the win, defeating UWG 56-45 in Valdosta, extending their advantage in the all-time series to 39-32.


Thursday’s game has huge postseason implications as VSU sits a game ahead of West Georgia in fourth place in the Gulf South Conference standings. The top four seeds of the eight team field host the opening round of the GSC Tournament.


The Wolves are coming off a game that saw four players finish in double-figures, led by 21 from senior Kayla Carter. One of those players in double-figures was junior A’Kia Harris, who scored 10 points to go with 12 rebounds, recording her fourth double-double of the season, and eighth of her career.


Valdosta State is led by Madi Mitchell who ranks third in the Gulf South in scoring, putting up 18.2 points per game while pulling down nine rebounds per game.


Tip-time for Thursday’s showdown in set for 5:30 p.m. from The Coliseum. Live stats and live video are available.