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LSU’s Reese dominates Rainbow Wahine in first spherical


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BATON ROUGE – Regardless of going through double groups all through the competition, LSU all-American Angel Reese led the Tigers into the second spherical of the NCAA Match with a record-setting efficiency, 73-50, over No. 14-seeded Hawai’i on Friday on the Maravich Middle.

Reese accomplished her twenty ninth double double of the 2022-23 season with a 34 factors together with 15 rebounds. She made 13-of-20 subject targets and 8-of-12 free throws in 36 minutes.

The 34-point effort tied LSU’s NCAA Match single-game document, which was set by Marie Ferdinand at Purdue in 2001.

Hawai’i, which was held to 30.8 p.c taking pictures, accomplished its season with an 18-15 document.

The Rainbow Wahine had been capable of include the remainder of the Tigers, holding these not named Reese to 14-of-42 taking pictures. Flau’jae Johnson (10 factors) Alexis Morris (6) completed beneath their season averages, whereas LaDazhia Williams had 9 factors on 4-of-7 taking pictures.

Reese was dominant on each ends of the courtroom, including three steals and three blocked photographs to the tally. She additionally moved into third on LSU’s single-season rebounding listing (479) and right into a tie for eighth on LSU single-season scoring listing (735).

LSU completed 27-of-62 taking pictures (43.5 p.c) together with 1-of-14 from three-point vary. The Tigers made 18-of-25 free throws, out-rebounded Hawai’i (40-33) and scored 20 factors off 21 turneovers.

After briefly trailing within the opening minutes, LSU stepped up its defensive stress which resulted in a 12-0 run and a 16-5 lead with 43 seconds remaining within the first quarter. A pair of free throws by Johnson to shut the quarter gave the Tigers an 18-7 benefit, as LSU scored 10 factors off eight first-quarter turnovers by the Rainbow Wahine.

Reese scored her tenth level with a layup on the 9:14 mark of the second quarter, giving LSU a 20-9 benefit. Hawai’i’s Meilani McBee made her fiftieth three pointer of the season to convey the guests inside seven, 29-22, with 3:06 left within the half. LSU then scored the final six factors of the interval and earned its largest lead within the opening 20 minutes, 35-22.

Together with 13 factors off turnovers, the Tigers overcame 1-of-9 three-point taking pictures with 24 factors within the paint previous to halftime. Hawai’i managed solely 26.9 p.c taking pictures (7 of 26), as main scorer Lily Wahinekapu led the way in which with 4 subject targets and 9 factors.

A pair of Hawai’i three pointers early within the third quarter saved the sport tense. In the meantime, Reese scored the Tigers’ first 9 factors of the half and gave LSU a 44-30 lead with 4:01 remaining. Regardless of each groups struggling from the sphere within the quarter, LSU elevated its result in 15, 48-33.

LSU beginning guard and second-leading scorer Alexis Morris was 0-for-6 and scoreless for greater than 31 minutes earlier than making three-straight fourth-quarter subject targets to spark the Tigers’ offense with a 10-0 run and a 58-35 benefit with 7:26 to play. Hawai’i bought no nearer than 18 within the closing minutes.

Third-seeded LSU (29-2) will play host to No. 6 seed Michigan on Sunday on the Maravich Middle for an opportunity to advance to the Candy 16 for the primary time since 2014.

Sport time and tv community for the second spherical sport are anticipated to be introduced early Saturday. A restricted variety of tickets can be found at www.LSUtix.internet.

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