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LOCAL COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: ASU men cap long road trip with win against Kentucky State; Lady Rams lose by 20

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Thinking about hitting 3s?

If you’re playing the Albany State Rams, better think again. The Rams took over the game Thursday night and ran away from Kentucky State, 65-58, on a night when ASU’s defense set the tone.

“We played real good defense,’’ said ASU men’s coach Chris Cameron, whose team held Kentucky State to 9 percent shooting beyond the arc. The Throrobreds went just 3-of-25 from the 3-point line, and ASU did the rest.

“Our defense got after them,’’ Cameron said. “We pressed them and played hard in the zone.’’

Justin Wilcox led Albany State with 18 points, and former Worth County star Josh Alford and Jaren Harris each scored 10 points. The Rams are now 6-5 in the conference and 7-6 overall.

The win capped off a long road trip for the Rams, who will finally be back at home in the HPER gym on Tuesday against LeMoyne-Owen.

KSU WOMEN 64, ALBANY STATE 44: The Lady Rams just had a cold night from the floor, shooting just 28 percent from the field and 45 percent from the free throw line as they finished a long road trip.

Only one player scored in double figures for ASU, Kourtney Alexander, who finished with 11 points.

“We were on the road, and then we came back home Sunday and changed clothes and went back out on the road,’’ ASU women’s coach Robert Skinner said.

But Skinner didn’t blame the off-night in shooting on the road or the grind his team has been through lately.

“You can’t get tired,’’ Skinner said. “We just didn’t play hard enough to win. We’re not making excuses. We knew the schedule.’’