CARROLLTON, Ga – It was a tale of two halves on Wednesday night at The Coliseum as the West Georgia Wolves women’s basketball team dropped the 2018 home finale by a 71-59 count to Shorter on Senior Night at The Coliseum.
After shooting over 60 percent in the opening half, the Wolves came out cold in the second half, being outscored 47-24 over the final two quarters.
Despite shooting 62.5 percent from the field in the opening quarter, the Wolves found themselves down a point after 10 minutes of play. Nine first quarter turnovers plagued West Georgia as the Hawks defense made it difficult early in the game.
The Wolves’ defense wasn’t too shabby either, keeping the Wolves in the game by holding the Hawks to 37.5 percent from the field.
West Georgia used a 13-2 run in the second quarter and held Shorter scoreless over the last two and a half minutes of the period to turn the one-point deficit into an 11-point halftime lead on the back of 15 first half points from junior Aysha Harris.
Shorter outscored the Wolves 15-4 in the first part of the third quarter, tying things up at 39-39 with just under four minutes left in the third. From that point on, the Wolves and Hawks traded baskets, but it was Shorter who led, 46-45 after three quarters.
The Hawks led for the entire fourth quarter and scored the most points of any quarter in the final period, putting up 25 points over the last 10 minutes.
Aysha Harris finished with 20 points for the Wolves, while De’Ashia Jones finished with 14 points and had a double-double with 12 rebounds. D’Asia Cain also had double-figures in rebounds, pulling down 10.
The loss drops the Wolves to 14-11 overall with a 10-8 mark in GSC play. Shorter moves to 7-17 on the season and 5-13 in league play.
West Georgia is back in action Saturday traveling to West Alabama.