Lady Hawks 11-7 (GSC 6-4) vs. West Georgia Wolves 12-6 (GSC 6-4)
Saturday February 2 • 2 pm • Winthrop-King Centre
By Daniel Bannach
ROME -- After seeing the five game winning streak come to an end, the Lady Hawks welcome the West Georgia Wolves to the Winthrop-King Centre.
The Lady Hawks are hoping to avenge their overtime loss to West Georgia earlier in the season. The first Gulf South Conference meeting took place December 2 from Carrollton. Karisma Boykin played lights-out basketball and finished the game with 22 points, while Jerlisa Taylor scored 18 points for the Wolves. The Wolves would go on to outscore the Lady Hawks 8-2 in the final session to get the victory, 61-55.
Saturday is an opportunity for the Lady Hawks (4-5 on the road, 6-1 at home) to payback their road loss. Shorter fans can expect to see big things from Boykin, who put up more points than anyone on the court in the game in December. Along side Boykin has been the improving play of Ieshia Alexander, and the leadership of Shelby Farrer.
Defensively the West Georgia Wolves are solid, they rank second in the conference in the steals, turnover margin and 3-point defense. Jadichia Hill is the leading rebounder, but she has a strong shot and has made 43 percent of her attempts from the floor this season. Beside Hill is offensive leader Shakiyla McLin, who has connected on 46 percent of her shots from behind the arc.
Tip-off is scheduled for 2 pm at the Winthrop-King Centre. Fans unable to make the game can follow the live stats by clicking on this link. Fans can also catch all the live action by tuning into 95.7 WATG-FM The Ridge or by accessing the audio link located on the women's basketball schedule.