CLEVELAND, Tenn. – The season came to an end for the UWG women’s basketball team, as the Wolves fell victim to a red hot Lee team at Paul Dana Walker Arena in Cleveland, Tennessee, falling 88-78 in a Florida Space Coast Gulf South Conference Tournament quarterfinal game on Super Tuesday.
The Flames lit it up from long-range, hitting 15 three-pointers on the night, a number the Wolves could not overcome despite shooting 48.2 percent from the field.
Junior Aysha Harris went off for a game-high 27 for the Wolves, going 8-of-13 from the field and 11-of-12 from the free throw line.
West Georgia and Lee went back and forth the majority of the game with seven lead changes in the contest, but out of the gate it was Lee who got the early advantage, leading 29-18 after the first quarter of play.
A 7-0 run to start the second quarter cut it to a four-point, 29-25 Lee lead with 8:33 left in the quarter, and from there the two teams would go into a see-saw battle, trading baskets until the Flames took a four-point lead into the halftime locker room at 39-35.
The third quarter started on a high-note for the Wolves as a 6-0 run gave UWG their first lead since the first quarter, and forced a Lee timeout.
Unfortunately, the quarter wouldn’t end well for the Wolves as late in the period, Lee used a 12-2 run to build an 11-point advantage after three waters of play.
West Georgia would cut it as close as five at the midway point of the quarter, but couldn’t overcome the hot-shooting of the Flames, as Lee cruised to the victory, advancing to the GSC Tournament Semifinals set for this weekend.
Kayla Carter was the second-leading scorer for the Wolves with 17, while De’Ashia Jones chipped in with 14, and Jessica Brown also had double-figures with 13.
The Wolves finish the season at 16-12, while Lee improves to 23-6 and continues their season into the next round.