Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wolves Extend Win Streak against Nova Southeastern

Defense has been the driving force behind the undefeated start for the UWG men's basketball team and that was on full display on Tuesday night at The Coliseum, as the Wolves used a stifling defensive effort to take down Nova Southeastern 65-57.

The UWG victory runs the season record to 7-0, continuing the hottest streak to open the season for a West Georgia squad since the 2004-05 season. Da'Ron Sims and Gavin Field were on fire on Tuesday night, combining for 49 of the Wolves' 65 points in the contest.

The first half was a defensive struggle on both sides of the ball as both teams played strong defense early. The Wolves went on top in the first three minutes thanks to back-to-back three-pointers from Sims and Quincy Hill. The Sharks caught up at 9-9 and then took a lead at the 12:44 mark that nearly held for seven minutes.

But with the Wolves trailing 19-17, Field went up for a three-pointer and was fouled on the play. He hit all three shots from the charity stripe, putting the Wolves back in front 20-19. That sparked a five-minute run that ended at the buzzer for halftime as the Wolves outscored Nova Southeastern 11-2 over the final minutes of the opening period. Sims put an exclamation point on the run with a dunk in the final minute to put the Wolves on top 31-21 heading into the locker rooms.

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