Central State falls to Albany State in SIAC

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CSUW14 12 15 50
ASUW15 16 13 15 59

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Lady Marauders’ season comes to and end in SIAC opening round loss to Albany State

ROCK HILL, South Carolina – The Central State Lady Marauders lost to Albany State in the opening round of the SIAC tournament on Tuesday.

With the loss, CSU ends the season with a 5-19 overall mark while Albany State is now 8-18 while advancing to the second round of the SIAC tournament.

CSU fell behind 11-3 early in the first quarter but battled back to pull within one, 15-14, at the end of the period. CSU took its first lead midway through the second quarter, 22-20, on a Katarina Maros jumper. ASU responded with a 11-1 run to end the half to take a 31-23 lead.

In a turnover filled third quarter, ASU maintained its distance and took a 44-35 lead into the final 10 minutes of play. ASU led by two positions throughout the early stages of the fourth quarter. ASU foul trouble put CSU in the early bonus with six minutes to play and the Lady Marauders were able to chop into the ASU at the line. A Kailyn Nashthree-pointer, a Diamond Phillips putback, and a barrage of Lady Marauder free throws cut the deficit down to three, 53-50, with 2:06 to go.

Execution down the stretch proved to be a challenge for CSU as the team committed two turnovers and missed on both field goal attempts. ASU made two of three shot attempts and both free throw attempts in the final 120 seconds of play to seal the win.

CSU committed 33 turnovers in the game leading to a 27-10 disadvantage in points scored off of giveaways. 

ASU was led by Juanisha Black’s 15 points and 14 rebounds. Kennedy Horton hit four of six three point attempts and finished with 14 points. Kierstyn Milner came off the ASU bench to score 10 points.

Nash paced CSU’s efforts with 11 points and five rebounds. Abbigail Peterson also scored 11 points. Lola Chambers added 10 points along with seven rebounds.


CSU shooter combined to make 17 of 49 field goals attempts (34.7%) while ASU was 22 of 62 from the field (35%).

CSU loss on Tuesday is the first time the Lady Marauders have exited the tournament in the opening round.

Tuesday was the fifth time CSU had 30 or more turnovers in a game this season.

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