“Columbus State Women’s Basketball wins over Albany State 82-71”



The Columbus State Lady Cougars opened the season against Albany State with an 82-71 win in the Frank G. Lumpkin Center Friday night. PBC Preseason All-Conference Selection LeeAysia Williamson continued her strong play from last season as she racked up 21 points with eight rebounds and seven assists. Junior Chrisalyn Boston dominated the paint putting up a double-double with 15 points and 13 boards.

Head Coach Matt Houser was delighted to have his first win under his belt. “I think there was a lot of excitement to try to execute and do the things we’ve been practicing. I was pleased with the way we played as our energy on defense helped us to open up offensively.” 

The Lady Cougars look to finish the PBC/SIAC Challenge with a win as they play Fort Valley on Saturday, November 16th. Tipoff is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. inside the Frank G. Lumpkin Center. 



First Half
The Lady Cougars struggled to find a rhythm as they trailed 13-12 after the first 10 minutes of the game. But CSU shot 62% from the field in the second quarter giving them a 38-25 halftime lead.
Second Half
Albany State hit four threes in the third quarter as they tried to cut into the deficit, but the Lady Cougars kept the pressure on them thanks in part to an eight-point quarter from Williamson. From there CSU held off the Golden Rams as their defense clamped down on the late rally. 


Inside the Numbers
  • Head Coach Matt Houser picked up his first win as a head coach
  • Chrisalyn Boston recorded her fifth double-double of her collegiate career
  • It was the fifth game as a Lady Cougar that Williamson dropped 20 or more points
  • The CSU defense forced Albany State into 19 turnovers
  • Columbus State crushed the glass grabbing 59 total rebounds including 28 offensive rebounds
  • CSU recorded six blocks (five by Boston) which would have tied them for their most blocks in a game all of last season



Photo Courtesy: Anne Appleton/CSU Sports Information

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