The University of West Georgia Wolves Women’s team defeated Valdosta State on Thursday evening when they took down the Blazers 78-69 in Gulf South Conference play.
This marked the 75th matchup between the Wolves and Blazers. Valdosta State leads the all-time series 40-35, however, West Georgia has now won three straight over them.
Despite shooting 31.9% from the field the Lady Wolves won the game in the second quarter outscoring Valdosta 29-15. The Wolves got off to the right start with a three-pointer which led the team to go on a 16-6 run to get the Wolves in double digits halfway through the second quarter and leading the game at halftime. The biggest difference in the games at the free-throw line where UWG converted 26-of-35 attempts they and Valdosta making just 13-out-of-25 attempts. The Blazers also turned the ball over 28 times for 28 points allowed off of them.
“In the beginning of the third quarter we started off at a great start with just one point made the VSU was leading the game. In the fourth quarter the Lady Wolves were able to defeat the Valdosta Blazers,” said Mitch Gray, UWG Hall of Famer Broadcaster.
Taylor Brown came off the bench and made a big impact for the team with 19 points and a good amount of free throws. Jayda Dooley, power forward, was the team leader with seven rebounds. The Lady Wolves are going into the next game (11-4) on the season with their head coach Scott Grominger earning his 226 total career win, which ranks him third all-time at UWG among all former Women’s Basketball coaches.
Guard Taylor Brown has emerged as one of the top bench players with Brown tied to lead the team in scoring with 13 points per game average, along with power forward Ealey Drawhorn proving to be two of the better players in the Gulf South Conference. Ashley Lee has also recorded six double-doubles this season. Kayla Bonilla Valdosta state leads the team in assist with 52. Brown leads the team in field goal percentage, shooting at 54%.
The Lady Wolves will take on Lady Argos from West Florida for their next game which will be the first home game. The Argos are 5-11 on the season and will be coming off a win from Mississippi College going into the matchup against the Lady Wolves match up on Saturday.