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Cats Fall at No. 8 LSU, 76-58

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Sylvia Fowles scored 16 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, and No. 8 LSU beat Kentucky 76-58 on Thursday night for its 40th consecutive victory at home.

Fowles did most of her damage in the second half as the Lady Tigers (17-2, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) protected their 18-point halftime advantage.

After missing four of her five first-half shots, Fowles made all four field-goal attempts and three free throws in the second half. She got help from Quianna Chaney, who was 5-of-10 from the field and finished with 14 points. RaShonta LeBlanc added 13, including three 3-pointers.

Sarah Elliott led Kentucky (13-6, 2-2) with 19 points. Samantha Mahoney scored 17.

LSU, which extended the nation's longest homecourt winning streak, settled the outcome in the first 11 1/2 minutes when it outscored the Wildcats 23-4. Chaney and Ashley Thomas accounted for most of those points.

Chaney made three field goals, including one 3-pointer, for seven points. Thomas, who was averaging fewer than five points per game, scored six.

LSU opened the game by hitting nine of its first 17 shots. Kentucky had almost as many turnovers as field-goal attempts during that stretch. The Wildcats were 2-of-13 from the field and committed nine turnovers.

The only Kentucky points came on baskets by Mahoney and Lydia Watkins. LeBlanc scored eight points in the final 3 minutes to help put the Lady Tigers ahead 37-19 at halftime.

The Wildcats never trailed by less than 14 points in the second half.


 

 

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