LSU pounds Georgia, BPCC falls on buzzer-beating slam

TIGER SOARS: Tari Eason ignited LSU’s blowout win Wednesday at the Maravich Assembly Center.

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BATON ROUGE – LSU scored 17 unanswered points late in the first half Wednesday night and pounded Southeastern Conference basketball cellar-dweller Georgia 84-65 as the Tigers won their third straight.

Tari Eason provided a team-best 21 points and nine rebounds for LSU (19-7, 7-6), which got 15 points and 12 boards by Darius Days, and 15 points from Brandon Murray. Georgia (6-21, 1-13) suffered 26 turnovers turned into 31 points by LSU, which nabbed 16 steals.

Point guard Xavier Pinson issued a career-best 10 assists for the Tigers.

TRINITY VALLEY 79, BOSSIER PARISH 77: Quevian Adger’s put-back dunk with 2.2 seconds left was the final margin as the Cardinals came away with the Region XIV win to snap a six-game losing skid. TVCC called time out with 15.4 seconds left to set up a Jakevion Buckley 1-on-1 matchup. Buckley’s driving attempt was off the mark but Adger was there in front of the rim for the put-back. Jaeden Marshall led BPCC (14-11, 8-8) with 26 points and Derick Hamilton added 18 in the paint. Buckley topped TVCC (11-14, 6-10) with 26 points and 9 assists.

SOFTBALL

NORTHWESTERN STATE 3, LOUISIANA TECH 2: In Ruston, Lady Demon pitchers scattered three hits and struck out 12 Techsters to ruin the homefield debut of first-year coach Josh Taylor. NSU (4-1) got a strong start by freshman Sage Hoover, who fanned nine in five innings, and an impressive two-inning save by Kenzie Seely, who didn’t give up a hit while recording the final six outs. Tech (4-2) got the leadoff runner on in the bottom of the seventh at Dr. Billy Bundrick Field, but lined into a game-ending double play.

GRAMBLING 19-8, TEXAS COLLEGE 0-0: In Tyler, the Lady Tigers slugged to a dominating sweep, upping their record to 5-2. It came on the heels of a 17-2 pounding of Jackson State in a tournament on Sunday.

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