By: Terrill J. Weil
Da Boot Sports!
BATON ROUGE: LSU took on the Demons from Northwestern State Sunday afternoon in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. The young Tigers continue to show improvement in each game this season, as they continue to jell, learn Coach Wade's new motion offense, and cut back on turnovers. Seven Tigers scored in scored in double digits, including all five starters, as they enjoyed a 109-59 victory. JeVonte Smart lead the team in scoring with 17 points. Emmitt Williams had a double double, with 16 points & 10 rebounds. Darius Days also contributed 16. Skylar Mays and Trendon Watford scored 14 each. Aundre Hyatt (10 pts), and James Bishop (11 pts) came off the bench and played quality minutes. Chudier Bile lead the Demons with 20 points.
LSU started the game slowly as they usually do, finally going up 3-0, on a Darius Days three pointer, a minute into the contest. From there, Northwestern State gave the Tigers all they could handle as each team traded baskets in a close game. With 9:24 to go in the first half, the score was tied at 19-19. At that point, the Tigers shifted their game into a new gear, going on a 30 to 7 run, taking complete control of the ball game. Halftime score: LSU 52, NSU 32...
The game continued to get out of hand, as LSU came out and scored the first seven points of the half, extending their lead to 59-32 and never looked back, as the Tigers cruised the rest of the way. LSU (7-2), scored their last bucket to go up by 50, with 29 seconds left in the game. The Tigers out-rebounded the demons, 47 to 25, and only turned the ball over ten times. Next up for LSU is East Tennessee State in the PMAC on December 18th.