Lady Tigers Win Opener, 66-52
LSU Sports Interactive
The LSU women’s basketball team opened the regular season with a 66-52 win again Sam Houston State on Tuesday night in the PMAC.
The Lady Tigers led early and held a 10-point lead by the end of the first period, 24-14.
Ayana Mitchell, a preseason second team All-SEC selection, shot lights out from the tip and notched the 12th double-double of her career and first of this season with 20 points and 15 rebounds. Mitchell was joined by Shanice Norton and Khayla Pointer who also scored in double figures with 13 and 11 points, respectively.
Dominant defense continued to shine as LSU was able to draw fouls early and forced 23 turnovers putting the pressure on the Bearkats all night.
LSU faced a scoring drought in the second period but was able to edge out Sam Houston with a three-point lead, 31-28, heading into the half.
In the third period, LSU regrouped and outscored Sam Houston 21-13 building the lead back up to 11 points. LSU used the strong third quarter to keep the momentum going heading into the fourth and finish strong.
The Lady Tigers will take on Northern Colorado in the PMAC on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 1:00 p.m.