CARROLLTON, Ga. – For the second straight game, the UWG Wolves women’s basketball team won a two-point game as the Wolves defeated Mississippi College 57-55 in Gulf South Conference action on Saturday afternoon at The Coliseum.
It was the fifth straight win for the Wolves, who improved to 7-2 overall on the year and remained a perfect 3-0 in GSC play.
Junior guard Aysha Harris highlighted the Wolves on the night, tying a career-high with 23 points, going 10-of-18 from the field in the game.
West Georgia came out on a 12-0 run to start the game, and things were clicking on all cylinders as the zone defense was causing problems for the MC offense. The Choctaws then turned things around, going on a quick 8-0 run to claw back into the game early.
Mississippi College fought all the way back and took their first lead of the game right before halftime, taking a 23-22 lead with 1:41 left in the first half. MC took a 25-24 lead into the halftime locker room.
Momentum carried over into the second half for MC as the Choctaws built an early eight point lead, but by the midway point of the quarter, a Kilah Nixon three-pointer had given the Wolves the lead back at 36-35.
In the fourth quarter, there were four lead changes as the Wolves and Choctaws battled it out. With MC leading by three with 2:35 remaining, the Wolves went to work as Aysha Harris hit a layup to cut it to one and De’Ashia Jones claimed the lead with 1:47 to go with a layup of her own.
MC would tie things up again before De’Ashia Jones did it again, putting the Wolves up 57-55 with a minute to go. The Wolves defense forced three turnovers over the final minute to get the win.
Along with Harris’ 23, Kayla Carter was in double figures with 12, while De’Ashia Jones just missed a double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds. A’Kia Harris also had nine rebounds to join Jones with the team lead.
The win marks the first five game win streak for West Georgia since the 2014-15 season. UWG will go for their sixth straight win on Monday as the Wolves host Delta State in a 4 p.m. tip-off.