LSU women improve to 7-1

Bill Martin
LSU's Jeanne Kenney had 11 rebounds in the win. Photo by LSUsports.net.

Raigyne Moncrief led four Lady Tigers in double figures scoring with 22 points, as the No. 13 LSU women's basketball team cruised past Indiana State 83-66 in front of a mostly kid-filled crowd of 6,105 at the Maravich Center.

LSU (7-1) wrapped up its pre-exam slate by shooting 54.5 percent from the field (36 of 66) on its way to a victory that was decided early in the first half.

After taking a break for the University's concentrated study period and final exams, the Lady Tigers return to action on Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. CT on the road again Arkansas-Little Rock

Moncrief, who was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Barclays Center Women's Invitational this past weekend, was 8-of-11 shooting and pulled down nine rebounds with six steals and six assists.

LSU forward Shanece McKinney added 13 points on 6-of-10 shooting, while both Theresa Plaisance and Derreyal Youngblood had 10 apiece. Guard Jeanne Kenney had a career-high 11 rebounds with six assists.

LSU dominated the lane by outrebounding the Lady Sycamores 47-28 and scoring 54 points in the paint.

Indiana State (3-3) was limited to 37.5 percent shooting (21 of 56) while committing 23 turnovers. Guard Anna Munn made 6-of-13 shots including three three-pointers and all nine of her free throws to lead the Lady Sycamores with a game-high 24 points.

LSU built a 20-point halftime lead, 45-25, that was cut to 11 in the first six minutes of the second half. However, Indiana State wasn't able to sustain the run, and the LSU lead ballooned to 27 in the final seven minutes.