CARROLLTON, Ga. – Despite trailing by double-figures in the third quarter, the UWG women’s basketball team came out on top in Thursday night’s rivalry game as the Wolves came back to defeat the Valdosta State Blazers 45-41 at The Coliseum.
How It Happened
- The first quarter was one to forget for UWG as they shot just 1-for-9 from the field and were outscored 14-2 over the opening 10 minutes.
- The Wolves fared better in the second quarter, outscoring the Blazers by five. By the media timeout with 4:19 left in the half, West Georgia had cut the deficit to just four. Valdosta State extended the lead back up to seven at 22-15 at the halftime break.
- Neither team came out hot after halftime as the two teams combined for just 19 points in the third quarter, with West Georgia edging the Blazers 10-9. The Wolves, who trailed by as much as 12 in the third, ended the period on a 6-0 run to cut the deficit to six with ten minutes to play.
- West Georgia kept clawing in the fourth quarter, taking their first lead of the game at 3:36 on an Edley Drawhorn layup that made it 37-36, Wolves.
- Aysha Harris had the final blows for the Wolves as her floater off the glass put UWG up 42-41, and then her pair of free throws made it a three-point game.
- VSU had a chance to tie, but the Maddy Corazza attempt was no good. Terrianna Cave then put the game away as her free throw made it a four-point lead with less than five second remaining.
- Three Wolves scored in double-figures on the night, led by a game-high 12 from senior guard Aysha Harris who also dished out a pair of assists and had four steals.
- Edley Drawhorn also scored 11 as did Terrianna Cave off the bench as the senior hit two three-pointers on the night.
- Cave tied for the team lead in rebounds with Ashley Lee as each pulled down five boards.
Inside The Box Score
- The win for the UWG women completes the season sweep for the Wolves as they also defeated VSU in Valdosta on January 17. It’s the first regular season sweep for the Wolves since the 2013-14 season.
- West Georgia trailed for much of the game, leading for only 1:48 of the 40 minutes.
- West Georgia moves to 12-8 overall and goes back to .500 at 7-7 in Gulf South Conference play.
- The Blazers are now 15-7 overall and 9-5 in league play.
- The Wolves remain home over the weekend, hosting West Florida at The Coliseum on Saturday. Tip-time for that contest is set for 2 p.m.