LSU Womens Basketball Defeats Union, 88-57 in exhibition game
The Lady Tiger basketball team defeated Union University, 88-57, in Wednesday evening’s exhibition matchup at the Maravich Center.
The Lady Tigers outscored Union, 41-21, in the second half, and held Union without a basket for 3:40 in the fourth quarter en route to the victory.
Five Lady Tigers scored in double digits, led by Ayana Mitchell’s 18 points off 7-of-12 shooting from the field and a 4-of-8 effort from the charity stripe. Mitchell also hauled in 10 rebounds for one of the team’s two double-double performances. Alexis Hyder logged a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Hyder also led the team in assists with six and in blocked shots with two. Mitchell and Hyder logged four steals apiece.
Jenna Deemer dropped in five of the team’s seven treys, scoring 15 points off a 5-of-7 shooting effort from behind the arc. Also scoring in double-digits for the Lady Tigers were Shanice Norton with 12 points and Rina Hill with 10 points.
The Lady Tigers outrebounded Union 46-22, posting 31 defensive rebounds in the win. LSU shot 34-of-63 from the field and 13-of-22 from the free throw line.
The Lady Tigers open the regular season on the road on Friday, November 13, against Wake Forest at 4 p.m. CT in Winston-Salem, N.C. The game will be carried by ESPN3 and available on WatchESPN.