West Virginia 25

(0-1, 0-1 away)

(10) LSU 64

(1-0, 1-0 home)

    3:00 PM ET, November 12, 2006

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    WVU 10 1525
    #10LSU 30 3464

    LSU handles West Virginia with 33-0 run in first half

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Sylvia Fowles was perfect from the floor in scoring 12 points to lead No. 10 LSU to a 64-25 victory over West Virginia on Sunday.

    LSU (1-0) opened the game with an 8-0 run over the first six minutes, but West Virginia (0-1) tied the game with an 8-0 run of its own. LSU then went on a 33-0 run to finish the first half and start the second. LSU also forced 24 turnovers and held the Mountaineers to 20.5 percent shooting from the field.

    "We were disciplined in our defensive attack, which is extremely important because we got off to a slow start offensively," LSU coach Pokey Chatman said. "We were able to get a little momentum offensively going into the half, but we specifically told the team at halftime to have a sense of urgency on offense, especially in transition and in our half-court attack."

    Fowles, a 6-foot-6 junior center, also grabbed six rebounds and blocked three shots. RaShonta LeBlanc added 11 points for LSU, while Katie Antony added nine off the bench.

    Chakhia Cole led West Virginia with six points.

    "I am very embarrassed and very ashamed to come out and play like that," West Virginia coach Mike Carey said. "Not just because it is LSU, it's whoever we play. We are going to learn a lot from this tape. We are going to learn about how to recover, and if we don't it's going to be a long year."

    LSU shot 47.9 percent from the floor, including 54.5 percent in the second half. The Lady Tigers outrebounded the Mountaineers, 39-24.

    Fowles is now just five points shy of 1,000 in her career and two blocked shots to break LSU's career record.

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