By Carl Prather| November 29, 2012 at 2:34 AM CST - Updated June 28 at 2:34 AM
Returning to action for the first time in 10 days, the University of Alabama in Huntsville women's basketball is set to open Gulf South Conference play when West Georgia visits Kelly Court at Spragins Hall on Thursday evening. Tip between the Lady Chargers (3-2) and the Wolves (3-2) is slated for 5:30 p.m.
The squad will be looking to bounce back from a tough trip to Florida that saw the Lady Chargers fall to Florida Tech and Nova Southeastern.
Picked to win the Gulf South Conference by the league's head coaches, UAH is led by preseason All-GSC selections Jasmine Hammon and Jordan Smith. Both are currently in the top five in the league in scoring as Hammon's 18.0 points per game ranks second and Smith's 16.4 scoring average is the fourth-best, and the team currently features the second-most prolific offense in the conference as the Lady Chargers are scoring 73.2 points per contest.
Smith joined Hammon in the 1,000 point club during the team's voyage to the Sunshine State.
West Georgia leads the all-time series between the two programs with a 25-17 mark, but the Blue and White captured each of the three meetings last season including a 59-57 decision in the opening round of the GSC Tournament.
Strong defensively in the young season, West Georgia leads the GSC in scoring defense as it has held the opposition to a scoring average of just 52.4 points per contest.
Mone Peoples leads the team with 15.2 points per game, and she is a strong threat from beyond the arc as she has connected on 10 of her 22 attempts from 3-point land.