CARROLLTON, Ga. – After closing out the non-conference schedule with a win on Wednesday, the UWG women’s basketball team returns to Gulf South Conference play on Saturday as they host Mississippi College at 2 p.m. at The Coliseum.
West Georgia, who is 7-3 overall and 2-2 in Gulf South Conference play, host just their second conference game of the season against Mississippi College.
The Wolves were able to get back into game form on Wednesday against Oakwood, as UWG won their third straight game by a 74-45 score. Taylor Brown led the offense with a career-high 15 points while Siera Carter also put up a new career-high with 12 points of her own.
Mississippi College enters the weekend 5-5 with a 1-3 mark in GSC play, but have won their last two games including a 63-50 home win over GSC foe Christian Brothers. The Choctaws will come to Carrollton looking to end a three-game skid against the Wolves. West Georgia has won each of the past three matchups including a late season, 66-61 overtime win on the road last season.
Senior Aysha Harris leads West Georgia in scoring at 10.9 points per game while Mississippi College has three scorers averaging double-figures. MC’s leading scorer is Zariah Matthews who is 43.2 percent from the field on the season and averages 11.0 points per game.
The West Georgia defense has been a strength for the Wolves through 10 games of the 2018-19 season. West Georgia currently ranks second in the GSC, allowing just 55.4 points per game. That number ranks 19th in the country amongst Division II teams.
Tip-off for Saturday’s game against Mississippi College is set for 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $15 for a reserved chairback. Additionally, UWG students gain free admission and UWG Faculty and Staff receive free admission plus one guest.