The Wolves (12-13, 3-6 GSC East) are now tied with West Alabama, which beat UWG on Saturday night, for the final spot in the GSC Tournament.
UWG closes out the regular season on Saturday at Valdosta State, while UWA plays host to Alabama-Huntsville that night. Valdosta and UAH (19-5, 7-1 GSC East) are now tied for first place following the Chargers’ win on Monday.
Should West Georgia and West Alabama both win or both lose on Saturday, the final tournament spot would come down to several tie-breaker scenarios.
The Chargers hit 17-of-20 (85 percent) from the charity stripe on Monday night and led by as much as 21 late in the second half with three scorers in double figures, led by Zane Campbell’s 19 points.
Jeremy Smith (18 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists) was the only West Georgia scorer to reach double figures.
The UWG women suffered a 59-56 road setback to UAH on Monday night, eliminating their postseason hopes.
The Wolves (9-16, 2-7 GSC East), who beat the Lady Chargers (4-18, 1-7 GSC East) by a 62-38 count at The Coliseum on Jan. 21, had their largest lead of the night at 40-37 with 12:21 left in the contest after a Charlease Williams jumper, but the Lady Chargers would retake the lead at 41-40 at the 10:59 mark on a Candace Lee bucket and hold on the rest of the way.
UAH’s lead never got larger than six points the rest of the game, as UWG cut it down to one point on three occasions, but never could regain the advantage.
West Georgia, which trailed by double digits in the first half, didn’t get on the board until more than five and a half minutes into the ball game when Anelia Murray scored on a layup.
The Wolves recorded 23 steals in the game and shot 25-of-56 (45 percent) from the field, but gave UAH too many chances at the free-throw line.
The Lady Chargers held a 15-point differential in that department, knocking down 18-of-27 attempts (67 percent), while West Georgia got to the line only seven times all game, connecting on just three of them.
Whitley Mayberry (11 points) and Thomassian Wyatt (10 points) were the only UWG players in double figures, while Lee (18 points) led UAH.
West Georgia closes out its season Saturday night at Valdosta State.