UWA women powers over UWG

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 7, 2007

LIVINGSTON &045; Ashton Washington posted 23 points to lead the University of West Alabama to its fourth straight win, 65-48 over the University of West Georgia last night. It was UWA’s 11th home win of the season.

Washington, a native of Lexington, Miss., who leads the Tigers in scoring and rebounding, finished one point shy of her season-high, while recording her ninth double-double of the season to lead the Tigers. She leads the Gulf South Conference in rebounds, pulling down 9.5 per game.

Rita Grayson led UWG with 22 points on the night, while Erica McCoy grabbed eight boards to pace the Wolves in the contest.

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UWA took command of the game early, running out to an 18-4 lead that was capped by Washington.

UWG fought back into the contest and with 5:13 remaining in the opening stanza, cut the double-digit deficit to nine points on a trey from Grayson.

The Tigers would push the lead back out to 11 points, but a 5-0 run by the Wolves would cut the lead to six at the intermission, 33-27.

UWA would open the second half, just as hot as the first, running out to a 54-31 lead after the break, paced by a 22-4 run.

West Alabama would out score West Georgia 32-21 in the second half to avenge an earlier setback in Carrollton, Ga., that started a three-game skid for the Tigers.

West Alabama, whose record improves to 16-6, 4-3 in conference play, will now head to the GSC road games, beginning with a game at North Alabama on Saturday. Tip-off is slated for 1 p.m.