Ellis powers Braves to first win

Montevallo, AL – November 19, 2005 – All-America candidate Tai Ellis scored 25 points and the West Georgia Braves gave up the least single-game points since the 2001-02 season en route to a 67-37 win over Agnes Scott at Montevallo Saturday afternoon.

The game started out ugly, as the ASC and the Braves scored a combined one point in the first 2 1/2 minutes of action Saturday. Yvonne Killings’ free-throw just 10 seconds into the game was the only basket scored during that span.

West Georgia’s offense sputtered to life at the 3:23 mark as Ellis hit a jump-shot to put the Braves up 3-0 and the run started. UWG outscored Agnes Scott 20-2 over the first 9:29 of the ballgame, and cruised to a comfortable 40-14 advantage at the half. Ellis single-handedly outscored ASC in the first half, netting 18 points in the opening stanza.

Out of the locker room, the Braves continued to play well, never allowing the lead to get under 20 points in the second half.

UWG shot 48 percent as a team in the game and forced 28 turnovers in the win. West Georgia’s (1-1) next action comes Tuesday night at Clark-Atlanta.

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