The LSU women’s basketball team kicked off their season opener in dominating fashion, showcasing their potential for a successful season ahead. The Tigers took on the McNeese State Cowgirls at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center and came out with a statement 97-63 victory.

From the opening tip-off, LSU set the tone for the game with aggressive defense and efficient scoring. The Tigers displayed great teamwork and chemistry on the court, moving the ball well and finding open looks for high-percentage shots. The team’s depth was on full display as well, with multiple players stepping up and contributing to the offensive onslaught.

Leading the charge for LSU was senior guard Khayla Pointer, who poured in a game-high 23 points to go along with six assists and five steals. Pointer showcased her versatility and leadership on both ends of the floor, setting the tone for her teammates and making key plays when needed.

Freshman guard Treasure Thompson also made an immediate impact in her collegiate debut, chipping in 15 points off the bench and showing her potential as a future star for the Tigers. Thompson’s scoring ability and defensive intensity were instrumental in helping LSU pull away from McNeese State in the second half.

Head coach Kim Mulkey was pleased with her team’s performance and sees potential for growth and improvement as the season progresses. “I was really proud of how our team came out and competed from start to finish,” said Mulkey. “We have a lot of room for growth, but this was a great start for us and I’m excited to see what this team can accomplish this season.”

With the season opener under their belt, the LSU women’s basketball team is poised to make some noise in the SEC and beyond. The Tigers have a talented roster that is hungry for success, and their dominant performance against McNeese State is a promising sign of things to come. LSU fans should be excited for what this team can achieve this season, as they have the potential to be a force to be reckoned with in women’s college basketball.

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