The Albany State women’s basketball team got it done against Edward Waters, defeating the Tigers 54-49 Saturday afternoon.
The two teams came out of the gate cold in the first quarter, shooting a combined 7-29 , 4-15 for ASU and 3-14 for EWC, in an opening period that saw a combined 16 points, with the Golden Rams managing to secure a 10-6 lead after the opening frame.
In the second quarter it was the Golden Rams who were unable to crack double figures, getting outscored 11-5 by the Tigers and finding themselves down by a point after two quarters, 16-15.
The two clubs were brick layers in the opening half with Albany State shooting 24% (6-25) and Edward Waters even worse at 21.8% ( 7-32).
The third quarter saw Edward Waters not only maintain their lead, but extend it to as much as 10 points on a Jordan Avery score that made the score 33-23 with 3:29 left in the period. Despite shooting 60% in the period, the Golden Rams were only able to draw as close as 5 points, as the Tigers took a 40-35 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
The Tigers shot just 3-12 and committed 9 turnovers in the fourth quarter, contributing to the mere 9 points they posted in the frame, thus ultimately turning a 5 point lead they brought into the period into a 5-point defeat.
Kashay Hankerson was one of just two Golden Rams in double figures with 13 points, but shot just 4-16 from the floor and 2-7 from downtown. Milana Holmes was the other ASU players to crack ten points, as she chipped in 11 points and 3 rebounds.
The Golden Rams ascend to 6-8, 5-4 in the SIAC will head to Savannah, Georgia Monday, January 9 to take on the Tigers of Savannah State.