CARROLLTON, Ga., – The University of North Alabama women's basketball team committed 15 turnovers and was out-rebounded 49-31 Thursday evening in a 69-55 loss at West Georgia. The Gulf South Conference loss dropped the Lions to 5-3 in league standings with a 12-6 overall mark on the year.
West Georgia (11-5 overall, 5-3 GSC) connected on seven three-point baskets, including four in the second half. The Wolves led 28-24 at the break and outscored UNA 41-31 over the final 20 minutes of play.
The loss creates a logjam at the top of the GSC standings. UNA, West Georgia, Alabama-Huntsville and Delta State each sport 5-3 records.
Sarah Bailey scored 16 points to lead the Lions, who also struggled at the free throw line. North Alabama hit 14-of-23 attempts from the charity strip, but connected on just 4-of-11 attempts in the first half. Mekena Randle added 12 points on the night while Nichelle Fillmore tossed in 10 points for the Lions.
West Georgia shot 46.4 percent from the floor in the second half and led by as many as 17 points. UNA trailed 56-39 with 7:33 remaining and could never get the lead to single digits the rest of the way.
UNA will host West Alabama Saturday in another key GSC contest. Tip-off is set for 1:00 p.m. at Flowers Hall