CARROLLTON, Ga. – After a pair of road losses, the West Georgia Wolves women’s basketball team returns home for a weekend home stand, beginning with a Thursday evening showdown with West Alabama at 5:30 p.m. at The Coliseum.
West Georgia is coming off of a tough road trip that saw the Wolves fall in an overtime heartbreaker on Friday and then score their lowest offensive total of the season as they fell to 10-8 overall and 6-3 in Gulf South Conference play.
The Tigers of West Alabama are coming off of a 1-1 weekend where they fell by seven to nationally-ranked Union 88-81 before defeating Christian Brothers 70-58 at home last Saturday. UWA is 8-10 overall this season and sits at 5-6 in league play.
To be successful, West Georgia will have to stop Tazsa Garrett-Hammett, who leads West Alabama in scoring, averaging 14.8 points per game, and pulls down 8.1 rebounds per game. The freshman from LaGrange, Ga. has been named the GSC’s Freshman of the Week five different weeks this season.
Junior Aysha Harris will be one way the Wolves look to slow down Garrett-Hammett as Harris has proved to be a headache for opposing offenses in the Wolves’ 2-3 zone. The Memphis, Tenn. native leads the GSC and ranks fourth in all of Division II in steals per game. Harris has 65 steals on the season, averaging 3.61 per contest.
In the paint, UWG’s A’Kia Harris moved up to 13th all-time in UWG’s career rebounding list as the junior grabbed 18 boards in two games last weekend.
As of late, the Wolves have had the Tigers’ number, winning eight straight game over the Tigers. All-time, West Georgia is 39-33 against West Alabama, including a 10-7 mark under head coach Scott Groninger. The Wolves’ head man currently sits at 98 career wins at UWG with the potential to eclipse the century mark this weekend.
This is a busy weekend at The Coliseum as the UWG Athletic Department brings back Jackets and Jeans where fans are invited to bring their used jackets and jeans to be donated to those in need in our area. Thursday also brings the other three quarterfinals of the Barnes Store Challenge.
Looking ahead, Saturday, the Wolves welcome the Carroll County TOT Program to The Coliseum.
Tip-time for Thursday’s game is set for 5:30 p.m. from The Coliseum. Links to follow via live stats and live video are listed above.