MAUI, Hawaii — No. 11 LSU completed nonconference play with a 12-0 record for the first time since the 2002-03 season and sophomore Angel Reese posted her 12th consecutive double-double this season, leading the Tigers to a 87-55 win Sunday over Oregon State in the Maui Classic.
LSU will be off for the holidays and begin SEC play on December 29 at Arkansas at 6 p.m. CT on ESPN2.
Reese, who began her career at Maryland where she scored 719 points, went over the 1,000-career points mark and led LSU with 25 points and a career-high 20 rebounds. She now has scored 1,014 points.
“We just have a confident bunch right now,” LSU coach Kim Mulkey said. “I wish we didn’t have to go home for the break. I wish we could go on and start some SEC play because that’s what builds a team.”
Alexis Morris, Jasmine Carson, and LaDahzia Williams all reached double figures in the 32-point victory. Morris had 18 points, 6 assists, and was a perfect 4-4 from the free throw line. Carson added 12 points with two 3-pointers off the bench and Williams scored 10 and with seven rebounds.
Oregon State (7-4), 87-55, at the Maui Classic to close out non-conference play.
After Talia Von Oelhoffen scored 41 on Saturday in Maui against Nevada, LSU held her to 14 points. Von Oelhoffen was the leading scorer for the Beavers (7-4) and she was followed by Raegan Beers with 11.
LSU shot 46% from the field and outrebounded OSU, 51-30, with 46 of its points coming the paint area.
The Tigers added 23 points off turnovers.
LaDahzia Williams provided LSU with a 17-15 lead going into the second quarter when the Tigers went on a 13-0 run, holding OSU scoreless over a 4 1/2-minute span.
Reese needed just 11 points for to reach 1,000 for her career and she got there within the first four minutes of the second quarter as LSU began to take control. She had 17 points and 10 rebounds at the half in large part against OSU’s 6-foot-9 center Jelena Mitrovic.
LSU went on an 8-0 run following a timeout, turning a pair of turnovers into baskets from Williams and Reese and Carson later gave the Tigers a comfortable 31-point lead with a step-back 3-pointer from the corner at the buzzer.