Run comes up short for KSU women

By LINDA YOUNKIN State Journal Sports Writer Published:

Kentucky State's women's basketball team made a late run but came up short against Albany State Thursday, losing 86-73 at the Exum Center.

The Lady Rams led 47-36 at halftime after shooting 51.6 percent in the first half.

They extended their lead to 20 points, 70-50, with 8:03 left in the game, but KSU battled back, outscoring Albany 18-6 over the next six minutes to cut the lead to eight points at 76-68.

The two teams traded three-pointers - one by Albany's Pamela Butler and one by KSU's Felicia West - keeping the lead at eight points with 1:29 remaining.

Butler followed that with her second three-pointer of the night, putting the Lady Rams ahead 82-71 with 1:10 left in the game. After a miss by the Thorobrettes, Albany got the rebound and added two more points when Butler was fouled and made both foul shots at the 48-second mark.

That made the score 84-71, and the rest of the scoring came at the foul line.

Albany shot 44.8 percent in the second half. KSU, after shooting 41.7 percent in the first half, hit 34.5 percent in the second.

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