Argos Seal Spot In GSC Tournament
Feb. 13, 2007
CARROLLTON, Ga. - With five seconds left in regulation and UWF trailing by a point, Karmeshia Easley's penetration drive and finish put West Georgia away, 65-64. The win guarantees the Argonauts a birth in the GSC Tournament, as at least a five seed.
West Florida (12-12, 5-4) looked like they would run away the game early, leading by as many as 17 points in the first half. They led 36-22 at halftime. The second half was all West Georgia (11-14, 3-7). The Wolves took their first lead since early in the first half with 3:08 left to play when Kristen Murdock connected on a jumper. Tiffany Scott answered with a jumper at the 2:39 mark to tie the game at 59-59. At the 2:10 mark, Erica McCoy scored to put UWG back on top. The Wolves took a three-point lead when Rita Grayson made one-of-two from the line. Jessie Ivey made two free throws to cut UWG's lead to 62-61. Dominique Boykins also made a pair of free throws to give UWF a 63-62 lead. West Georgia took their last lead when Valeisa Crenshaw hit a baseline jumper with 21 seconds showing on the clock.
Easley rescued what had been an off night. Her late bucket gave her two points, six assists and nine turnovers on the night. West Florida was led by Boykins who led all scorers with 20 points and eight rebounds. She was 12-for-17 from the line. Tara Russ had 12 points on 6-for-10 shooting, and six rebounds. Abena Bosia added 10 rebounds. West Florida shot 46.8 percent from the field.
West Georgia was led by Grayson's 12 points, and Crenshaw scored 11 points. The Argos had a tremendous, 44-24, advantage on the boards.
The Argonauts have now won both games with West Georgia this year. They defeated the Wolves in Pensacola on Jan. 6, 49-35. West Florida returns home to host Montevallo on Saturday at 4:30 pm. Listen live on AM 1620 or sportsjuice.com.