In a battle of Gulf South Conference unbeatens, the University of West Georgia women's basketball team fell in an 84-78 decision to Union University on Tuesday night at Fred Delay Gymnasium in Jackson, Tennessee.
The Wolves (8-4, 4-1 GSC) were clinging to a 63-56 advantage entering the fourth quarter in the see-saw affair, but the No. 24 Bulldogs (11-1, 4-0) outscored the visitors by a 28-15 count over the final 10 minutes to prevail and remain perfect in league play.
Division I transfer and four-time GSC Player of the Week Chelsey Shumpert led Union with 33 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists in 39 minutes of action, while AnnaLea Little added 13 points and Sara Lytle posted 12 for the host squad, which shot 14-of-31 (45 percent) from beyond the arc for the evening.
The Wolves were led by Kayla Carter with 21 points, while Jessica Brown added 18, A'Kia Harris posted eight with a game-high 12 rebounds and D'Asia Cain, Kilah Nixon and Terrianna Cave all scored seven points apiece.
West Georgia remains on the road with a trip to Christian Brothers on tap for Thursday at 6 p.m. in Memphis.
Union men 100, West Georgia 96: The Wolves (5-6, 1-4) hung tight with the Bulldogs (7-5, 1-3), but couldn't overcome a seven-point halftime deficit and eventually fell in the four-point decision in the return to league play in Tuesday night's late game.
West Georgia guard William Sides delivered a strong performance to lead the visitors, scoring 34 points on 10-of-18 shooting, including a 6-of-11 clip from downtown and 8-of-8 mark from the free-throw line.
Paul Turner added 18 points and Marquill Smith finished with 16 for the Wolves, who return to action on Thursday night at 8 against Christian Brothers in Memphis.