Thompson sparks No. 18 Kentucky women to 70-58 win over LSU - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Thompson sparks No. 18 Kentucky women to 70-58 win over LSU

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Janee Thompson had 16 points and 10 assists and No. 18 Kentucky used a strong first quarter to defeat LSU 70-58 on Sunday.
    
Maci Morris added 14 points and Alexis Jennings 11 for the Wildcats (16-6, 5-6 SEC), who shot 54 percent (27 of 50) for the game.
    
Rina Hill scored 17 points and Alexis Hyder had 16 and matched her career-high with 15 rebounds for the Tigers (8-16, 2-9), who have lost four straight.
    
Kentucky scored nine straight points, during a 12-2 run in which Alyssa Rice scored all six of her points, for a 26-10 first-quarter lead. The Wildcats put together an 18-3 run starting late in the first half as the lead reached 25 in the third quarter.
    
Jennings made 1 of 2 free throws with 3:37 left in the third quarter, her first miss of the calendar year to end a streak of 29 straight, the second-longest in school history.

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