Friday, November 11, 2011

Wolves Beat Carver in Final Exhibition

Carrollton, GA - In the final warmup for the 2011-12 men's basketball season, the West Georgia Wolves hosted their first exhibition in The Coliseum, coming out on top of the Carver Cougars 80-71.

Five Wolves scored in double-figures in the evening and junior Brett Seljak had a double-double to lead the UWG offensive.

The first half was a see-saw battle between the two teams, as the Cougars opened up a 4-0 lead early only to have West Georgia score 10 straight points to take a 10-4 advantage.

But that was as big as the Wolves' advantage would get in the first half, as Carver clawed back and took the lead at 23-20 with 7:44 remaining in the period. The Cougars kept the lead for the bulk of the remainder of the half, but the Wolves worked their way back into the lead and held a 38-37 advantage at the break.

Seljak buried a three-pointer and Quincy Hill hit a layup to give the Wolves a six-point lead right out of the box in the second half, but Carver kept hitting shots and kept the game close for the first 10 minutes of the period.

The Wolves kept pushing and took the lead for good at the 13:00 mark, the pushed the lead out to 10 points on a Travis Ellison layup at the 3:25 point in the second half. From there on, West Georgia coasted to the nine-point victory.


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