ATLANTA, Ga. – Trailing by 10 with a quarter to go, the UWG women’s basketball team ground out a big road win at Clark Atlanta on Wednesday night, using a Kayla Carter layup with three seconds remaining to knock off the Panthers in Atlanta, winning their fourth consecutive game.
West Georgia led right out of the gate, but the Panthers then claimed an early lead and would hold that lead for the majority of the game, until a De’Ashia Jones jumper gave the Wolves a lead with 1:21 remaining in the game.
After a Naomi Hollway layup tied things up for the Pnathers, that set the stage for the Wolves, who got the ball to Kayla Carter who made the game-winner as part of her 18-point effort on the night.
Clark Atlanta led by as much as 12 points in the first half, and every time it looked like they would pull away, the Wolves would chip away.
The Panthers led 39-33 at the break and used a solid third quarter to build a 10-point lead with ten minutes to play. West Georgia opened the final quarter on a 14-6 run to cut the deficit to just 62-60 with 6:12 to play.
The Wolves continued to grind away and tied things up at 65-65 with 2:41 to go, which set up the dramatic ending from Carter.
Carter finished the night with 18 points to lead the offensive effort for the Wolves. UWG also got double figures from De’Ashia Jones with 15 and Kilah Nixon with 13.
The GSC’s leader in steals per game, Aysha Harris, had 4 steals on the night.
The win moves the Wolves to 6-2 on the year, and 4-2 in non-conference games. West Georgia is back in action in Gulf South Conference play this weekend, hosting Mississippi College on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m.