Courtesy of Dr. Earnest Brown, Albany State Athletics
The Golden Rams women’s basketball team was defeated (73-54) by the Columbus State Cougars on Tuesday evening at the Frank G. Lumpkin Jr. Center, in Columbus, Georgia. With the loss, the Golden Rams fell to (0-3) on the season while the Cougars improved to (2-0).
The Golden Rams led (19-16) at the end of the 1st quarter. But, the Golden Rams only scored 9 points in the 2nd quarter while allowing 18 points to the Cougars and trailed (34-28) at the half. The Golden Rams scored 17 points in the 3rd quarter and gave up 18 points to the Cougars and trailed by 7 points heading into the 4th quarter. But, the Golden Rams could only score 9 points in the 4th quarter while allowing the Cougars to score 21 points.
Ultimately, the Golden Rams 24 turnovers were the difference in the game. The Cougars scored a whooping 27 points off of the Golden Rams turnovers.
The Golden Rams shot 36.4% from the field, 33.3% from the 3 point line and 63.6% from the free throw line.
The Golden Rams had 3 players to finish in double figures. Elisa Saffold led the trio with 16 points and 5 rebounds. Chelsea Hill finished with 11 points and 6 assists. Keyra Peterson contributed with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
The Cougars were led by Letiya Reeves, who finished with 19 points and 6 rebounds. Olivia West had 11 points. Lacy Robinson scored 10 points and collected 12 rebounds.