Albany State women’s basketball beats Georgia Southwestern, 71-63

Lady Rams are led by freshman Keidra Green

Keidra Green

Keidra Green

AMERICUS — Cordele native Keidra Green scored a career-high 23 points Saturday to lead the Albany State women to a 71-63 win against Georgia Southwestern in the PBC/SIAC Challenge in Americus.

The win was ASU’s second in a row and improved the Lady Rams’ record to 3-1 heading into today’s game against Columbus State in Day 2 of the Classic.

Albany State took an early lead in the game, but GSW jumped ahead 14-13 on a Tiara Thompson layup — but it was the only time the Lady Hurricanes (3-1) would lead in the game. After Thompson’s bucket, the Lady Rams went on a 15-0 run, which was powered by four Green field goals.

The Lady Rams took a 38-24 lead into halftime, but GSW chipped the score to 57-52 with 7:46 left on a Jasmine McSwain 3-pointer and kept the deficit hovering around five points for the next three minutes until Green added seven points in the closing minutes to help the Lady Rams pull away.

Also scoring in double figures for the Lady Rams were Kourtney Alexander (12 points), Artisha Holston (12 points, 16 rebounds) and Amber McKenzie (11 points).

McSwain paced GSW with 17 points, while Shanedra Lockett added 13 points and Thompson and Shatoria Hudson each scored 10 points.