(9) LSU 105

(7-1, 3-1 away)

E Washington 52

(3-3, 2-2 home)

    3:00 PM ET, November 25, 2006

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    Williams, Tigers frolic in easy win over E. Washington

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- LSU coach Pokey Chatman wasn't surprised that Mesha Williams' career game off the bench Saturday.

    Not when she's seen Williams improving each day.

    No. 9 LSU got 19 points and 12 rebounds from its junior center and the Tigers scored an easy 105-52 victory over Eastern Washington on Saturday. It was the second victory of the weekend for LSU (7-1) at the Texas-San Antonio Thanksgiving Classic.

    "You can see her making progress," Chatman said of Williams, who transferred to LSU this season.

    Sylvia Fowles added 17 points and seven rebounds for LSU, and Quianna Chaney had 11 points. Erica White and Ashley Thomas chipped in 10 apiece.

    "Coach told us to just come out and work hard," said Williams. "Everybody participated and everybody came through."

    Katy Baker led Eastern Washington (3-3) with 12 points. Ashley Knight and Brittney Osborn added eight apiece.

    LSU went on an 18-0 run to go up 35-7 midway through the first half.

    Fowles, a 6-foot-6 junior, had 12 during the half and Williams added 11 to put LSU ahead 56-19 at the break, when LSU had 32 rebounds to Eastern Washington's 13.

    Eight fast points from Chaney -- including two 3-pointers -- helped LSU take a 50-point lead 5 minutes into the second half.

    The lead got bigger from there. With just over 4 minutes left in the game, Khalilah Mitchell buried a 3-pointer to give LSU a 101-41 lead.

    LSU ended up with 52 rebounds to 27 from Eastern Washington, which shot 31 percent from the field and 94 percent from the foul line.

    Chatman said LSU's 53 percent shooting from the field was an improvement and more important than the Tigers scoring in the triple-digits.

    "(Breaking 100) gives confidence," Chatman said. "But it's just the shots going in. ... We've been struggling with knocking down shots the last few games."

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