The West Georgia Technical College women's basketball team suffered a 75-55 setback to Mohawk Valley Community College in the opening round of the NJCAA Division III National Tournament on Thursday night in Utica, New York.

The fifth-seeded Golden Knights (8-17) fell behind by 11 through one quarter of play and never could recover against the fourth-seeded and fifth-ranked tournament host.

Jaylen Mobley led WGTC with 17 points, followed by Jordan Davis with 12 and Anna Watkins and Faith Swint with nine apiece.

West Georgia Tech now falls into the consolation bracket, where it'll face Brookdale (N.J.) in a 2 p.m. contest today. Brookdale dropped a 74-46 quarterfinal decision to Rock Valley on Thursday.

UWG Softball

Prior to this weekend's Gulf South Conference showdown with West Florida, the University of West Georgia softball team recorded a midweek split in a twin bill against Georgia College on Wednesday evening.

After falling in the opener in an 11-2, five-inning decision, the Wolves rebounded for a 6-5 victory in the nightcap.

The Wolves used a five-run fourth inning to jump ahead in Game 2 and then held on for dear life as the Bobcats (19-11) put up a four-run frame in the bottom of the seventh before Zoie LaVergne came in to record the final two outs for the save.

Adriana Durden (4-1) got the win, tossing 6.1 innings and allowing five runs — four earned — on eight hits with six walks and two strikeouts.

Offensively, Marley Stowers delivered the big blast of the game, belting a three-run home run to cap off the five-run fourth. Stella Sierra (3-for-4, run, 2 RBI) also had a solid effort in the leadoff spot for the Wolves.

Not much went right for the visitors in the opener, as Georgia College jumped on them early with a four-spot in the bottom of the first and proceeded to put the game away with a seven-run fourth inning.

UWG scored two runs on just two hits, as Lexie Stohr homered in the second inning and Stohr scored again in the fifth on an RBI fielder's choice off the bat of Trinity Kirkland.

West Georgia now turns its focus to this weekend's three-game series against UWF. The series begins with a 1 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday, followed by a 1 p.m. finale on Sunday at University Field.