first_imgGAME NOTES: Argonauts face West Alabama, West Georgia on the road Ellis Young III leads the Argonauts in scoring averaging 19.0 points per game (photo by Bill Stockland) Sharecenter_img    PENSACOLA, Fla. – With a solid .500 start in Gulf South Conference play, the West Florida men’s basketball team will look for wins on the road this weekend against West Alabama and West Georgia to remain in the top half of the GSC standings. The Argonauts face the Tigers Thursday at 7:30 p.m. CT and the Wolves Saturday at 4 p.m. ET.  Live Coverage:Stats and video at West AlabamaVideo at West GeorgiaStats at West GeorgiaAudio for both games2012-13 Game Notes:1/9 @ West Alabama, West Georgia 1/2 vs. Shorter, Alabama-Huntsville12/17 vs. St. Mary’s, Central Washington 12/7 @ Montevallo 11/21 vs. Albany State, Tuskegee 11/9 vs. Palm Beach Atlantic, Georgia CollegeBeasley BeastlySenior Terrance Beasley had one of the best weekends of his career against Shorter and Alabama-Huntsville, averaging 25.0 points per game playing an average of 34.5 minutes. He had a career-high 34 points against the No. 3 team in the nation, the Chargers, and sunk a career-best four 3-pointers. He also contributed three assists and three steals. The Pensacola, Fla., native also had a strong outing against Shorter after leading UWF with 16 points as well as seven rebounds, one block and one steal. Connole Assists LeaderDespite his starting as a forward in all but two games this season, senior Peter Connole has been the key to many baskets as the assists leader for the Argonauts. Not even at the halfway point of the season, the Orlando, Fla., native has already collected 40 to average 7.2 per game and is just five shy of surpassing his career mark of 44 set his freshman year. History shows Connole has been strong in assists, averaging 5.9 in 2011-12 and 6.1 in 2009-2010. Connole had a career-high tying seven assists against Shorter this past weekend.Leaders in the GSCAs a team, the Argonauts lead the GSC in offensive rebound percentage with 39.0. Individually, Ellis Young III ranks third in the GSC with 19.0 points per game, and he’s also sixth in the league with a 58.6 field goal percentage.  Young actually trails Argonaut teammate Sean Voss in efficiency, as Voss is fourth in the GSC with a 58.7 field goal percentage. Young also tops the stats defensively in blocks with 1.7 per game which ranks third. Another Exciting MeetingThe West Florida and Alabama-Huntsville series has become much more hotly contested over the past couple of seasons, and that proved to be the case once again Saturday when UWF fell by just three points to the No. 3 team in NCAA Division II. Last year the Chargers eliminated the Argonauts from the GSC Tournament on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer, and UWF almost had its chance for revenge Saturday before Beasley rimmed his own 3-point attempt to send the game into overtime with three seconds left. This Week’s OpponentsWest AlabamaThe Tigers are near the bottom of the GSC standings as they have yet to win a GSC contest, sitting 0-3 in league play and 4-6 overall. West Alabama has a winning home record of 4-2, but they have lost four of their five last contests including their most recent home affair against West Georgia. UWF leads the all-time series 19-12 and last defeated them 81-68 in Livingston, Ala. Sandy Underwood leads the Tigers in scoring with 19.2 points per game while Jack Hill averages 7.6 rebounds per game. West GeorgiaCurrently the Wolves rank fourth in the GSC standings by holding a 2-1 league mark and a 5-6 overall record. West Georgia also owns a 4-2 record at home and have won four of their last five in Carrollton, Ga., where they take on in-state foe Valdosta State on Thursday before hosting the Argonauts. West Florida defeated West Georgia in their last meeting of the 2011-12 season 60-57 but trail all-time 17-14. Two Wolves lead UWG overall, Quincy Hill and Sean Boston, who average 12.8 and 12.4 points, respectively.For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img

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