Dec. 18, 2011
BATON ROUGE, La. -
Kalis Loyd had a team high 10 points, but the Lamar University women's basketball team dropped its fourth straight game, a 77-35 decision at LSU in a non-conference game Sunday.
Lamar (5-6) held a 14-13 lead with 10:03 remaining in the first half after Shauna Long drained a 3-pointer, but LSU (7-3) closed the first half on a 24-0 run to take a 37-14 lead into intermission. The Lady Tigers scored the first two points of the second half to make it a 26-0 run before Loyd hit a free throw to end Lamar's drought that lasted 10 minutes, 41 seconds.
The Lady Cardinals shot just 25.6 percent from the field (11-of-43) and committed a season-high 30 turnovers as LSU's pressure defense caused problems throughout the game.
Brateicka Mock had seven points, while Long finished with six points for Lamar. Monique Whittaker had a team-high five rebounds for Lamar.
Adrienne Webb led LSU with 15 points, while Bianca Lutley added 11 points as the Lady Tigers ran their winning streak to four games. LSU shot 55 percent (33-of-60) from the field, the best of any Lamar opponent this season. The Lady Tigers were also torrid from behind the arc, connecting on 45 percent of their attempts (9-of-20).
Lamar, which is 2-5 on its eight-game road swing, ends the sojourn at 6 p.m. Tuesday when it travels to Houston Baptist for a non-conference game. Lamar's next home game is 7 p.m. Dec. 30 vs. Centenary.