CARROLLTON, Ga. – The clock struck midnight for the seventh seeded UWG women’s basketball team as the Wolves could not pull off another upset, falling to Lee 66-57 in the semifinals of the Gulf South Conference Tournament on Saturday at the Pete Hanna Center in Homewood, Ala.
After knocking off the second-seed on Tuesday, the Wolves came up short against the third-seeded Flames with a trip to Sunday’s GSC Championship on the line, ending the season at 16-12 for the Wolves while the Flames stayed alive in the tournament and improved to 24-6.
How It Happened
- Both offenses struggled in the opening half, with Lee taking a 10-8 advantage after the opening 10 minutes.
- It remained a defensive battle into the second quarter, with Lee putting up just 12 in the period to UWG’s 11, leading 22-19 after the opening half.
- Coming out of the halftime break, the Wolves and Flames both began to heat up. Kilah Nixon hit a three and Edley Drawhorn hit a layup to open the third quarter scoring for the Wolves, and giving West Georgia an early third quarter lead.
- By the end of the quarter, however, Lee had stretched their lead to five at 44-39.
- The Flames outscored the Wolves by four in the final quarter, and led by as much as 12 just over midway through the fourth. UWG battled back to cut it as close as four late in the game, but could not pull out the second-straight upset win.
- Jessica Brown led West Georgia in scoring with 10 while the Wolves also got nine from A’Kia Harris, Aysha Harris, and Edley Drawhorn.
- A’Kia Harris led West Georgia on the glass with nine rebounds.
- The GSC Freshman of the Year, Haley Schubert led all scorers with 23 to pace the Flames offense.