CARROLLTON, GA. – The West Georgia Wolves women’s basketball team has a big road test ahead of them this weekend, as they are set to open their road trip tomorrow night for a Friday contest against West Florida at 6:30 p.m. in Pensacola.
The game was originally scheduled to be played on Thursday but with snow and ice crippling the area, the game was pushed back a day to Friday with the Wolves playing Sunday in Valdosta as well.
West Georgia is coming off of a 1-1 week against North Alabama and Alabama Huntsville, and are looking to continue their winning ways after a 76-63 victory over UAH in their last time out. West Florida’s last action was a pair of losses on a road trip to Union and Christian Brothers.
The Wolves are 10-6 on the year and sit at 6-3 in Gulf South Conference play while the Argos are also 10-6, but a game behind the Wolves in the GSC Standings with a 5-4 mark in GSC play.
A’Kia Harris has been playing at an incredible level in her last five games, as she is second on the team in scoring during that span with 12.4 per game and pulling down a team-high 10.5 rebounds per game. Harris has recorded double-doubles in each of her last two games.
Harris and the Wolves will have a tough road to hoe on the glass against the league’s top rebounding team, West Florida. The Argos pull down 45.3 rebounds per game as a team, led by Courtney Meyer who is responsible for 11.1 rebounds per game. Halee Niemann, who leads UWF in scoring with 15.2 points per game, averages 8.7 rebounds per game.
West Florida leads the all-time series by a 28-22 margin and defeated the Wolves in two-of-three contests last season including the last meeting in the GSC Semifinals in Homewood, Ala.
Tip0time for Friday night’s game is set for 6:30 p.m. from the UWF Fieldhouse in Pensacola, Fla.