Lady Tigers back in action vs. Lamar

With three wins in a row, LSU tangles with the visiting Cardinals Sunday at the PMAC.

A day removed from one of its best shooting performances of the season, the LSU women seeks to continue its winning ways against a second straight Southland Conference opponent as the Lady Tigers play host to Lamar at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

Fans attending Sunday's game are encouraged to bring canned goods in support of the Lady Tigers' holiday food drive in conjunction with the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. There will be food barrels stationed around the Maravich Center to drop off the canned good items. Coach Nikki Caldwell and the entire team will make a trip to the food bank prior to the Christmas holiday.

LSU (6-3) shot lights out in a 64-43 win at McNeese State Friday night, extending its winning streak to three games and remaining perfect in the month of December. The Lady Tigers have won 10 consecutive December home games dating back to 2008. LSU finished at 59.5% shooting against the Cowgirls and dished out 18 assists on the 25 field goals it registered.

Freshman Krystal Forthan led the way with 15 points – her third double-figure game in the past four contests – and raised her scoring average to 8.3 points per game. LaSondra Barrett continues to pace the Lady Tigers in scoring with 12 points per contest and she has reached double-figures in eight out of nine games this season.

As a team, LSU has held three consecutive opponents to under 45 points and teams are managing only 37.6 points per game on the Lady Tigers at home. Equally impressive, the Lady Tigers continue to lead the SEC in field-goal percentage defense by a substantial margin (30.7). On the offensive end, LSU is second in the SEC in field goal percentage (45.2) and third in assists (15.4 apg).

Lamar (5-5) is playing for the first time since a Dec. 4 loss at TCU. The Lady Cardinals have lost three consecutive games and four of their last five dating back to late November. Lamar does, however, own a win over an SEC team as the Lady Cardinals defeated Ole Miss, 67-58 on Nov. 15.

Sunday's game wraps up a stretch of four games in eight days for the Lady Tigers. LSU plays one final game prior to the Christmas holiday as Grambling visits the Maravich Center for a noon tipoff on Thursday.

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