Albany State hoops swept at home by Lane

Courtesy of Dr. Earnest Brown, Albany State Athletics

The Albany State Golden Rams men and women’s basketball teams were defeated at home in a SIAC matchup against the Lane Dragons.  The Golden Rams women lost (67-57) to the Dragons.  With the loss, the Golden Rams women fell to (3-5) overall and (1-2) in the SIAC.   The Dragons improved to (5-1) overall and (3-0) in the SIAC.   
Kashay Hankerson led the Golden Rams with 21 points.  Kayla Milner contributed with 13 points.  As a team, the Golden Rams shot 46.2% from the field and 45.5% from the 3-point line.  The Golden Rams only made 28.6% of their free throw attempts.
Kayla Simmons led the Dragons with 18 points and 5 rebounds.  Brailyn Tate finished with 17 points and 7 rebounds while Jordyn Neal contributed with 15 points and 7 rebounds.
The Golden Rams men lost (63-62) to the Dragons.  The Golden Rams fell to (2-6) overall and (2-1) in the SIAC.  The Lane College men improved to (4-3) overall and (2-2) in the SIAC.  After trailing for most of the game, the Dragons hit a 3-pointer with 2 seconds remaining to give them a 1-point lead over the Golden Rams.  A half court attempt by the Golden Rams fell short.
Jamir Moore led the Golden Rams with 13 points.  Moore connected on (3-5) from the three point line.  Travis Baker finished with 10 points.  Baker was (4-5) from the field.
As a team, the Golden Rams shot 42.6% from the field.  The Golden Rams made (8-21) of their 3-point attempts.  But, the Golden Rams only made (8-16) of their free attempts.
Justin Sylver led the Dragons with 16 points and 5 rebounds.  Jesse Payne finished with 10 points and 5 assists.  Chancellor Wright contributed with 10 points.
On Monday, the Golden Rams will host LeMoyne-Owen College at The Jones Brothers Health, Physical Education and Recreation Complex on the ASU East Campus.  The women will play at 5:30 pm and the men will follow at 7:30 pm.         

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