VALDOSTA, Ga. – It was a second straight road defeat for the West Georgia Wolves women’s basketball team as UWG fell 56-45 to the Valdosta State Blazers at The Complex on Sunday afternoon in Valdosta.
West Georgia had one of their toughest night offensively in a long time as the Wolves shot just 25 percent from the field and only 60 percent from the charity stripe.
The Wolves fell to 10-8 on the year after the loss and sits at 6-5 in Gulf South Conference play while VSU is now 13-6 on the year and 7-4 in GSC play.
It took over three minutes before the Wolves got their first field goal of the game, as Aysha Harris turned a Kilah Nixon steal into points on the other end for West Georgia. The West Georgia offense struggled in the opening quarter, but the defense more than made up for it as the Wolves forced 10 Blazer turnovers and held them to just 11 first quarter points.
In the second quarter, Valdosta State outscored the Wolves 15-11, as they turned the one-point deficit into a four point lead at the break. The Blazers shot over 40 percent in the first half, and after 10 first quarter turnovers, VSU had just two in the second quarter.
The Wolves didn’t get on the board in the third quarter until midway through the period, and neither offense really got in a rhythm, as the Wolves and Blazers combined for just 20 points after thirty minutes of play.
Despite the final quarter being the Wolves’ top-scoring period on the season, West Georgia scored just 13 points in the final quarter. Valdosta State broke the game open in the fourth, and led by double-digits for the final five minutes of the contest.
Jessica Brown was the only UWG player in double-figures as she led the team with 12 points. Aysha Harris added nine with six steals.
The Wolves are back in action on Thursday night at home, hosting West Alabama at 5:30 p.m. from The Coliseum.