Courtesy of West Georgia athletics
In the midst of a four-game win streak, the West Georgia Wolves women’s basketball team returns home for the weekend to take on a pair of Gulf South Conference foes, beginning with Mississippi College on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. in The Coliseum.
West Georgia is currently 6-2 on the season, and coming off of a last-second, 69-67, non-conference win on the road at Clark Atlanta on Wednesday.
In the conference home opener this weekend, the Wolves will entertain the Mississippi College Choctaws, who are 4-4 overall and 1-2 in GSC play as they prepare for their first GSC road trip of the young season.
All-time, the Wolves are 10-4 against Mississippi College, with head coach Scott Groninger going 4-2 head-to-head with the Choctaws since they rejoined the GSC in 2014.
Senior guard Kayla Carter leads the UWG offensive attack as she is averaging 15 points per contest and is coming off of an 18-point effort Wednesday night, in a game where she scored the game winner with just three seconds remaining.
Also averaging double figures for the Wolves is De’Ashia Jones, who scored 15 last time out, and averages 10.4 per game.
Defensively, the Wolves will have their hands full with a Choctaw team that has five players averaging double figures, led by Kelley Allen who has only played in four games this season, but leads MC with a double-double, averaging 16.8 points and 13.3 rebounds per game.
West Georgia will have to rely on Aysha Harris to disrupt the offense of the Choctaws, as Harris, a junior from Memphis, Tenn., leads the GSC in steals and steals per game and ranks eighth in all of Division II, stealing 3.5 per game.
This weekend, the UWG Athletic Department is hosting “Home for the Holidays” at The Coliseum, inviting fans to come enjoy some holiday basketball with the Wolves. Fans are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy to donate to the Wolves Helping Others Holiday Toy Drive. In addition, there will be a Junior Wolves event between games on Saturday in The Coliseum concourse.
Tickets for Saturday’s game can be purchased on uwgsports.com/tickets for $8 in advance. Those tickets will be $12 at The Coliseum ticket booth on gameday. Tipoff for Saturday is set for 2 p.m.