CARROLLTON, Ga. – After a fifth straight win on Saturday afternoon, Home for the Holidays continues at The Coliseum on Monday as the West Georgia Wolves women’s basketball team welcomes longtime Gulf South Conference rival Delta State for a 4 p.m. tip-off.
West Georgia improved to 7-2 on the year on Saturday with a 57-55 win over Mississippi College, earning their fifth straight win and third GSC victory of the season.
With the Wolves welcoming perennial power Delta State to The Coliseum, UWG will look to their top three scorers to fuel the offense. Kayla Carter, Aysha Harris, and De’Ashia Jones each average double figures with Carter leading the way, averaging 14.4 points per game. Coming off of a 23-point performance, junior Aysha Harris enters Monday averaging 10.6 per game while De’Ashia Jones averages 10.4 per game.
Jones just missed her second double-double of the season on Saturday as the senior pulled down nine rebounds to go with ten points.
Defensively, it’s Jones and Harris that anchor the Wolves’ two-three zone, as Jones ranks second in the GSC with 1.7 blocked shots per game and Harris leads the league with 3.4 steals per contest.
One streak will have to end as Delta State enters Monday’s contest on a three game win streak, and coming off of a 50-43 win at Auburn Montgomery on Saturday. The Lady Statesmen are 4-5 overall thus far on the year, and sit at 2-1 in league play.
Delta State is led offensively by Alondrea Rush who scores at a 15.1 per game clip, and also gets 11.8 from Takisha Jordan.
It’s been five straight wins over UWG for Delta State, with the last UWG win coming in Cleveland in December of 2014. The last win over DSU in Carrollton was in the 2013-14 season, a game that will always be remembered for Shakiyla McLin’s buzzer beater to defeat the Lady Statesmen, 53-50.
Monday will have a special theme for fans at The Coliseum as Home for the Holidays continues. Tomorrow, fans are invited to get in the festive mood by wearing tacky Christmas sweaters to Monday’s game. There will also be a photo booth for opportunities for pictures with Wolfie.
Tip-time is scheduled for 4 p.m. in The Coliseum on Monday. The tip-time was moved up an hour and a half from the originally scheduled 5:30 p.m. start.