No. 19 LSU women win 11th straight, 83-47 over Samford

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Jailin Cherry scored a career-high 22 points, Khayla Pointer had 16 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists, and No. 19 LSU beat Samford 83-47 on Monday night for its 11th straight victory.

LSU (12-1) is off to its best start since going 13-1 in the 2009-10 season.

LSU broke it open with a 23-5 second quarter as Samford only made one field goal in the frame. Cherry scored 16 points in the first half to help build a 42-14 lead. The Bulldogs were 5-for-32 shooting (15.6%), including 1 of 13 from distance, at halftime and finished at 27% overall.

Pointer, averaging 17.3 points per game, finished with her fourth double-double of the season for LSU. Ajae Petty added 12 points. The Tigers scored 23 points off of 16 Samford turnovers.

Sussy Ngulefac led Samford (4-9) with 18 points. Andrea Cournoyer, averaging 17.8 points, was just 4-of-21 shooting and finished with 11 points.

LSU’s SEC opener is scheduled to be against No. 13 Georgia on Thursday.

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