ATLANTA, Georgia -- No. 10 West Georgia Tech opened the new year with an exciting 59-58 road victory over Carver College in women’s basketball action Sunday afternoon in Atlanta.
“We rotated really well defensively on that last play and I don’t think we could have defended it better,” said West Georgia Tech head coach Kenny Edwards. “I thought they would set up a play where they throw it inside to one of their tall girls, so we designed our defense around that. Overall this was a great effort against a team that can really give you problems with their size and we were fortunate enough to do it in a very difficult road environment”
West Georgia Tech led by 5 with 3:00 remaining, but fell behind by a point with 40 seconds to play after the Cougars converted on three straight possessions.
West Georgia Tech won despite its best player, Jacky Jones, sitting out. Edwards said that Jones would be ready to play when WGTC hosts Southern Union on Wednesday.
Angie Colbert led the Golden Knights with six steals. JaNoah Daniels added 9 points, all coming from three-point range (3 for 4).
West Georgia Tech’s next game is at home Wednesday afternoon against Southern Union, which will bring a 13-0 record into the contest. WGTC dropped a 70-62 decision to Southern Union back in November.