TAMPA, Fla. – Ashley Lee had a breakout performance in the first game of her senior year as the Wolves started the 2019-20 season with a 75-67 win over Florida Tech on a neutral floor in Tampa, Florida.
Lee, the senior from Memphis, record her first career double-double with a career-high 17 points to go with 10 rebounds.
How It Happened
- The Wolves got off to a hot start, opening up a 13-point lead midway through the opening quarter as a three-pointer from Lee made it 19-6 with 5:17 remaining in the first.
- It was a 10-point lead for the Wolves at the end of the first, and the Panthers responded out of the break, eventually cutting their deficit to one with five minutes to play in the half.
- West Georgia closed the half on a 7-4 run, however, taking a 39-34 advantage into the halftime break.
- A Cheyenne Scott layup gave Florida Tech their first lead of the game at the 1:51 mark of the third quarter, as the Panthers went up 53-52.
- That would be the only lead for the Panthers as West Georgia scored the final five points of the period, and never let the lead get under four for the duration of the final period.
- Along with Lee’s 17, West Georgia had four total double figure scorers. Siera Carter and Edley Drawhorn each had 14 while sophomore Taylor Brown chipped in with 12.
- Carter was second on the team in rebounds with six while Jayda Dooley pulled down five rebounds.
Beyond the Box Score
- West Georgia shot 48.1 percent from the field, the highest single-game field goal percentage since January 7, 2019 in a win over Delta State.
- Siera Carter’s 12 points ties a career-high for the sophomore from East Point, Georgia.
- The Wolves remain perfect against Florida Tech, taking a 2-0 lead in the all-time series.
- West Georgia begins the campaign 1-0, winning their third consecutive season opener.
- Florida Tech falls in the season opener, dropping to 0-1.
West Georgia will play again tomorrow, taking on Tampa on their home floor in a 6 p.m. tip-off from the Bob Martinez Athletic Center in Tampa, Florida.