LSU Women's hoops rolls in exhibition game, 95-24 over Tenn Temple
Freshman Raigyne Moncrief poured in 24 points with nine steals in her debut and the 17th-ranked LSU women's basketball team's new, up-tempo style was on full display in a dominant 95-24 exhibition win over Tennessee Temple on Wednesday night in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
Four Lady Tigers scored in double-figures, and senior forward Shanece McKinney collected a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Jasmine Rhodes finished with 15 points as LSU's promising true freshmen trio of Moncrief, Rhodes and Rina Hill combined for 48 points.
Tennessee Temple committed 33 turnovers that led to 37 points with most of those mistakes coming in transition. LSU racked up 20 fast-break points and it was the freshmen who had the biggest impact on that end.
LSU closed the first half with a 23-3 run to take a 50-16 lead into the locker room. The Crusaders did not manage their first field goal of the second half until the 6:43 mark of the game.
Senior guard Jeanne Kenney did not play for precautionary reasons after sustaining a concussion two weeks ago. She has been practicing and is listed day-to-day.
The Lady Tigers host their final exhibition at 2 p.m. Saturday against Mississippi College. Admission is free. Doors to the Maravich Center open at 12:30 p.m.