Morris, LSU’s 3-pointers lead takedown of UGA
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Greenville, S.C.– No. 2 seed LSU (27-1, 15-1 SEC) proved to be an excessive amount of for No. 7 seed Georgia, 83-66, within the quarterfinals of the SEC Ladies’s Basketball Event on Friday at Bon Secours Wellness Area in Greenville, South Carolina.
The Tigers dominated on each ends of the courtroom, main for over 38 minutes of the sport and inflicting UGA to commit 14 turnovers.
Alexis Morris led the Tigers’ offense with 28 factors whereas Flau’jae Johnson adopted narrowly behind with 20 and a team-high eight rebounds.
Alisha Lewis was a key issue for the Bulldogs as she recorded her first profession double-double. She led them with 14 factors and had 11 of their 17 assists.
LSU opened the sport with sizzling taking pictures from behind the arc. Morris drained three to steer the cost of the Tigers’ 12-3 run on the outset.
When these two groups confronted off on Feb. 2, Morris did not rating within the first half. However she made her presence recognized this sport with 9 factors within the first quarter.
The Bulldogs responded to the run by forcing turnovers and attacked the paint to get their offense flowing, ending the quarter trailing, 28-18. LSU’s 28 factors had been its most within the first quarter in opposition to an SEC opponent this season.
Lewis helped Georgia regain momentum to start out the second quarter, happening a 10-4 run to chop its deficit to 32-28 as she dished out two assists and knocked down a triple.
On the 4:23 mark with LSU main 42-32, there was a 44-minute delay on account of extreme climate within the space that led to some water leaking onto the courtroom.
After re-warming up, each groups struggled to search out their rhythm as a complete of solely seven factors had been scored earlier than heading into halftime with LSU holding a 46-35 benefit.
Johnson, SEC Freshman of the Yr, brought on issues for the Bulldogs by the primary half as she scored 11 factors, taking pictures 3-for-3 from past the 3-point arc.
The Bulldogs didn’t lack bench manufacturing as they outscored LSU’s bench 24-0 within the first half.
Each groups’ offensive lulls continued into the third quarter, however Morris continued to be environment friendly offensively, scoring 11 factors within the quarter. Johnson ended the third with a bang for the Tigers as she drilled a three-pointer with the clock winding down, extending their result in 73-49.
LSU matched its program file of 11 threes in a SEC Event sport which was beforehand executed vs. Florida in 1995.
Morris matched her career-high of 5 three-pointers and was simply three factors shy of matching her career-high.
Lewis grew to become the primary Georgia participant to file back-to-back 10-assist video games up to now 20 seasons.
LSU will face 3-seed Tennessee within the semifinals of the SEC Ladies’s Basketball Event on Saturday, 25 minutes after the conclusion of the Ole Miss-South Carolina sport.
Georgia (21-10, 9-7 SEC) is eradicated from the match.