CARROLLTON, Ga. – Just two games remain in the regular season for the UWG women’s basketball team and the Wolves are now set for a game with huge postseason implications as the Wolves travel to Livingston, Alabama to take on West Alabama on Saturday at 3 p.m. EST.
After Wednesday’s loss to Shorter, the Wolves sit at 14-11 overall and are tied with West Alabama and West Florida at 10-8 in the league. UWG has already split with West Florida this season, and lost in the home game against West Alabama, thus raising the stakes for Saturday’s showdown as the three teams fight for seeding in the Gulf South Conference Tournament.
The last time West Georgia and West Alabama met, the Tigers edged out a 59-51 win at The Coliseum. The Wolves shot the ball less than 30 percent in that game and will look to improve on that number in Saturday’s rematch.
Kayla Carter currently leads West Georgia in scoring, averaging 13.5 points per game, followed by Aysha Harris who scores 11.3 per contest. Harris scored 20 points against Shorter on Wednesday night.
The Wolves and Tigers are tied in the standings and also neck and neck in the stats as their scoring margins are just 1.7 points apart. The Wolves average margin is 3.9 points while UWA comes in at 2.2.
With a win, the Wolves will clinch a spot in the eight team field in the Gulf South Conference tournament, but will be forced to travel in the opening round on Super Tuesday as they will be seeded no higher than five.
Tip-time for Saturday’s GSC matchup is set for 3 p.m. EST from Pruitt Hall on the campus of West Alabama in Livingston, Alabama.