CARROLLTON, Ga. – It wasn’t the homecoming the Wolves had hoped for as the UWG women’s basketball team fell 59-51 to the West Alabama Tigers, dropping their third straight game on Thursday night.
It was a struggle for the Wolves as UWG finished the game shooting just 25.9 percent from the field in the loss. Aysha Harris led West Georgia on the night, scoring 13 points with nine of those coming from the free throw line.
The offense got off to a slow start on Thursday night, but after Jessica Brown got the Wolves’ first field goal at the 5:11 mark of the opening quarter, Brown paced the Wolves with seven first quarter points. The West Georgia defense forced seven turnovers to open the game and helped give the Wolves an eight point lead after ten minutes of play.
West Alabama erased the deficit in the second quarter, as they shot 40 percent in the period, and held the Wolves to under 20 percent from the field. The Tigers got 14 offensive rebounds in the half resulting in 15 second chance points as UWA led 29-25 at the break.
The Tigers led for the entirety of the third period, going up by as much as six at the 6:17 mark. Aysha Harris missed a pair of free throws late in the third that would have made it a one point deficit after three, but the Wolves faced a 42-39 deficit with one quarter remaining.
Right out of the gate in the fourth, the Tigers went on a 6-0 run to stretch their lead to 48-39, their largest of the game at nine points, forcing the Wolves to call a timeout to try and stop the run. From that point, the Wolves got it as close as four points, but couldn’t complete the comeback.
Jessica Brown also reached double-figures on the night scoring 12 in the loss.
The loss drops UWG to 10-9 on the season and 6-6 in the GSC. West Alabama improves to 9-10 overall and is also 6-6 in the league.
West Georgia returns to action on Saturday hosting Montevallo at The Coliseum in a 2 p.m. contest.