It was a good game for LSU Lady Tiger basketball to measure the areas that we need to get better at and get better at in a hurry," LSU head coach Pokey Chatman said. "The good thing about it is we don?t play again for nine days. We?ll go back at it tomorrow on the practice court."
Seimone Augustus led all scorers with 28 points for LSU, while Sylvia Fowles, in her first game as a Lady Tiger, added 20 points and 10 rebounds in 27 minutes of play.
There were 10 lead changes in the game and five ties before the Lady Tigers finally took command in the final minutes, taking the lead for good at 68-67 with 2:09 left to play. LSU then sealed the victory with six free throws in the last 46 seconds, including four by Scholanda Hoston, who finished with 10 points in the victory.
LSU trailed by as many as six in the first half, 17-11, before Augustus scored the next 11 points and sparked a 13-0 run to put the Lady Tigers up 24-17 midway through the first half. LSU led 38-34 at the break after Everyone's Internet mounted their own 9-0 run to get back into the game.
"The art of scheduling was great because we knew this team they (Everyone's Internet) put together would be a speed team," Chatman added. "It was a perfect test for some of the teams that we?re going to play on our schedule."
The Lady Tigers shot 53.6 percent from the floor, including hitting 63.0 percent of the shots in the first half, while Everyone's Internet shot 45.1 percent from the floor for the game. LSU outrebounded the team of former collegiate players 34-24, including Fowles' 10, seven from Wendlyn Jones and six from Augustus.
Felicia Ragland, a former Oregon State player, led Everyone's Internet with 22 points, while former South Carolina star Jocelyn Penn added 19.
Up next LSU will host the Women's Sports Foundation Classic on Nov. 11 and 12 in the Maravich Center. The Lady Tigers will face Maine in the opening round at 7 p.m. CST, while Arizona State will play Virginia at 5 p.m. to open the tournament.
Lady Tigers hold off Everyone's Internet
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