LSU women’s basketball defeats the Cajuns, 70-41

LSU women's basketball beats ULL on the road.
LSU women's basketball beats ULL on the road.(Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB)
Published: Nov. 18, 2021 at 8:13 PM CST
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LAFAYETTE, La. (WAFB) - The LSU women’s basketball (2-1) team defeated UL-Lafayette (2-1) in the Cajundome, 70-41.

This is the first loss of the season for the Cajuns and the Tigers’ first win of the season on the road.

Senior forward and Toulouse, France native Awa Trasi led the Tigers in scoring with 17 points while also contributing six rebounds.

Grad transfer Autumn Newby was in double figures rebounding for the second game this season as she finished with seven points and 12 rebounds overall.

Both teams struggled offensively in the first quarter and only saw a combined 20 points. The Tigers were able to string some buckets together in the second quarter, out-scoring the Cajuns 20-4. LSU took a 30-14 lead into the locker room after forcing 17 turnovers and holding ULL to just 23-percent shooting in the half. The Tigers also converted 19 points off of turnovers in the first half.

LSU shot a much-improved 48-percent from the field as Trasi and senior guard Alexis Morris led the Tigers in the second half scoring with 10 and six, respectively.

The Tiger defense was stout tonight as they held the Cajuns to just 41 points off of 27% shooting performance.

LSU will be back home on Tuesday, Nov. 23, against Tulane at 6 p.m. in the PMAC.

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