A second-half push by Georgia Highlands’ women’s basketball team was erased by Albany State on Wednesday as the Lady Chargers fell 72-63 in the GCAA contest.
GHC took control of the game early in the second half going up by as many as 10 after a 3-pointer from Cassie McFather extended the Lady Chargers lead to 48-38 with 1:31 left in the third period.
Albany Tech fought back tying the game up 59-59 with 3:31 left in regulation and both teams traded baskets down the stretch. The Lady Chargers took a late 63-62 lead before Albany State reeled off a 10-0 run.
The Lady Chargers (6-4, 2-2 GCAA) were led by Sharai Lay, who finished with a double-double of 18 points, 11 rebounds. Anna Stewart added 14 points.
Stewart hit a 3-pointer as the horn sounded to end the first half and push the Lady Chargers lead to 30-27.
Albany Tech shot 46.4 percent from the floor in the second half compared to the Lady Chargers’ 30 percent, but the big difference came at the free throw line with Albany shooting 25-of-31 compared to Georgia Highlands’ 10-of-15.
The Lady Chargers return to action Monday at home versus Gadsden State at 5:30pm.