AUGUSTA, Ga. – The fourth quarter of the Albany State University Women’s Basketball contest against Paine College was too much for the Golden Rams in an 76-62 loss in Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play on Saturday afternoon despite a strong third quarter performance.
FINAL | Albany State 62, Paine College 76
RECORDS | Albany State 3-13 (1-7), Paine College 6-10 (5-4)
LOCATION | Augusta, Ga. (Heal Complex)
The Golden Rams would shoot the ball 58 times but connected on 19 shots. Albany State 4-17 in the third quarter for 18 points but rebounded with a 24 point outburst in the fourth going 4-15.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Paine College (PC) started off strong with taking a 6-2 lead in the first three minutes of play. Albany State started to come alive with cutting PC’s lead 9-7 with 4:56 left in the first quarter.
Albany State then added two from the free-throw line to bring the score 11-9. A three pointer by Alexandria James tied the score 17 all with 00:44 second left. A free throw by Kezia Holmes gave the Lions a 18-17 edge to end the first quarter.
Albany State scored to open the quarter, but Kezia Holmes answered with adding two from the free throw line. The Golden Rams when secured a 23-20 lead on a jumper by Alexandria James with 7:54 left to play. Akirah Robinson answered with a three pointer to give the Lions a 29-25 lead with 5:16 remaining in the half.
Albany State continued to fight as a three pointer by Tyra Thompson gave the Golden Rams a 32-31 advantage, but the Lions picked up a basket and one.
Paine took a 38-32 lead into the locker room.
Albany State dominated the third quarter outscoring the Lions 18-14. The Golden Rams ended the quarter with adding two from the free throw line by Alexandria James.
Paine lead 52-50 after three quarters.
Camille Cunningham started the scoring with a jumper as Paine edged its lead 55-50. Albany State answered with back-to-back basket by Breanna Wilson to cut PC’s lead 58-54. Kezzia Holmes knocked down a jumper to grow its lead to 60-56, midway through the final stanza. Kezzia Holmes added two freebies from the line with 3:11 remaining.
Down the stretch, Albany State added its final points of the contest with a free throw by Yolanda Givens with 00:47 second left in the game.
Paine finished off the contest with a free throw from the stripe for the 76-62 victory.
Albany State makes the trip to Columbia, S.C. to take on Benedict College on Monday, January 20. Tip-off is slated for 5:30pm.
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