Men’s Basketball: West Georgia And West Alabama Go Down To The Wire

The first half was a back and fourth affair, with 4 ties and 2 lead changes. UWG went into the locker room at halftime leading 32-28. LaJuan Hardy had a strong effort in the 1st half, leading the Tigers with 11 points on an efficient 5-7 from the field. Michael Zabetakis had a solid 1st half showing for UWG with 9 points and 4 rebounds. Both teams were ice cold from deep range in this half, as they combined to shoot 2-20 from 3 point land.

In the 2nd half Kadeim Jones came out very strong for the Wolves, helping them grow their lead up to 8 with 14:48 remaining on the clock. From this point forward, UWA made their run to take control of the game, and they never let it go. The size of UWA seemed to wear down UWG and in the end proved to be too much for them to handle.The game still was in the balance until the very end, but the Tigers held on to win this one 73-69.

Ricky Dunnaway and Mike Davis for the Tigers were dominant inside combining for 30 points and 27 rebounds. LaJuan Hardy led all scorers in the game with 22 points on a nice 9-12 from the field. Rene Scott also was key in the Tigers victory scoring timely baskets and bringing needed outside shooting for them, he finished with 17 points and was 3-4 from deep.

The Wolves were led in the scoring column by Kadeim Jones who finished with 19 points. Michael Zabetakis also put in a noticeable effort for them finishing with 15 points and 12 rebounds. Oronte Anderson also provided a spark ending with 11 points and 4 assists.

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