ALBANY, Ga.- Sophomore Ashley Johnson scored a game-high 13 points, including three three-pointers, to lead the Albany State women’s basketball team to a 65-50 win over the LeMoyne-Owen Lady Magicians. The victory is the first of the season for the Lady Rams, who are now 1-5 overall.

The contest with LeMoyne-Owen was also ASU’s SIAC opener. LOC falls to 0-9, 1-0.

In securing their initial win of the season, Albany State started the game in dominating fashion. The Lady Rams raced to a 17-10 first period lead, and were able to keep the pace in the second when they outscored LOC 18-14. ASU built a 35-24 advantage at halftime.

In the third quarter, the home team used its defensive pressure to ignite an offense that generated a 17-point, 51-34, edge with 27 seconds left in the third stanza.

Zuri Frost and Kayla Green each scored 12 points for Albany State. Elesha Foster and Uche Ibebunjo each netted nine points. Ubebunjo led the team in rebounding with nine, and Frost had five assists. Raven Wynn tallied eight points, eight rebounds and five assists.

The Lady Rams shot 27-of-69 (39.1%) from the field, 9-of-19 (47.4%) from three-point range and 2-of-7 (28.6%) from the free throw line.

LeMoyne-Owen was led by Courtney Banks, who recorded 10 points and seven rebounds. The Lady Magicians shot 19-of-64 (29.7%) from the field, 2-of-12 (16.7%) from three-point range and 10-of-19 (52.6%) from the free throw line.

Albany State will return to action on Saturday, Dec. 3 when it travels to Milledgeville, Ga. to face Georgia College. The Lady Bobcats won the Nov. 22 meeting 45-44 in Albany. Game time is set for 2 p.m.

This story was written by Albany State University Athletics. This story is published here with permission.