ALBANY, Ga.- Junior forward Kayla Green recorded a double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds, but the Albany State women’s basketball team was defeated by Georgia Southwestern State 70-60 on Saturday night. With the loss, ASU falls to 1-8 overall, losing its third straight game.
The Lady Hurricanes improve to 5-1 overall.
After a slow start in the first quarter, Albany State used some inside scoring to bolt to a 15-10 lead after the stanza. The Lady Rams continued to hold the lead until the final minutes of the second period. GSW’s Kris Beckham made a three-pointer give the visitors a 33-32 edge with 42 seconds left. ASU trailed 35-34 at halftime.
In the third period, the two teams swapped the lead on several occasions. A basket by Aniefiok Udofia gave the Lady Rams a 50-48 advantage to take in the final quarter.
After Elesha Foster’s three-point play provided Albany State with a 53-52 lead at 7:50 mark, the two teams exchanged the lead on a few more times. With 3:55 left in regulation, Ciera Norman hit a jumper to give the home team a 57-56 edge. However, the Lady Rams went cold the rest of the way, and GSW finished the game on a 14-3 run.
Zuri Frost scored 12 points for Albany State, and Udofia finished the game with 11 points. Elesha Foster added nine points and 11 rebounds.
The Lady Rams shot 22-of-59 (37.3%) from the field, 1-of-7 (14.3%) from three-point range and 15-of-21(71.4%) from the free throw line. The team out rebounded the Lady Hurricanes 50-37, but it also committed 28 turnovers.
Georgia Southwestern State was led by Va’Queshia Hall’s game-high 14 points. Beckham added 10 points.
The Lady Hurricanes shot 27-of-68 (39.7%) from the field, 3-of-14 (21.4%) from three-point ranges and 13-of-19 (68.4%) from the free throw line.
Albany State will return to action on Monday, December 19 when it travels to Tampa, Fla. to face the University of Tampa. Game time is set for 7 p.m.
This story was written by Albany State University Athletics. This story is published here with permission.