After a slow start in the contest, Louisiana Tech went on a scoring frenzy in the fourth quarter to defeat Grambling State 69-55 on Saturday night in the Thomas Assembly Center.
Louisiana Tech was led in scoring by Jasmine LeBlanc who scored 21 points, while Reauna Cleaver added 18 points.
Rebounding was the story of the first quarter, as despite holding the Lady Tigers to 6-of-21 shooting in the quarter, Grambling held a 14-10 lead after ten minutes thanks to six offensive rebounds in the period.
Grambling continued to pound the offensive glass and would take their largest lead of the first half, 9, on a three pointer from Bre’Nae Andrews which gave the Lady Tigers a 23-14 lead with 4:05 remaining in the half. LA Tech would fight back, but Grambling would enter the locker room at halftime with a 36-32 lead.
La. Tech came out with a new energy in the second half, using a 10-2 run to open the third quarter to pull ahead 36-32. The Lady Techsters would outscore Grambling 15-10 in the period and go into the fourth quarter with a 41-40 lead.
In the fourth quarter, La. Tech would score the first three points of the quarter, but Grambling would cut the deficit two with 8:32 remaining in the contest. The Lady Techsters would run away with the game at that point, using a 14-0 run to go ahead 58-42. In the fourth quarter alone, Louisiana Tech outscored Grambling 28-15.
Louisiana Tech will be back in action on Tuesday, November 22 as the Lady Techsters travel to South Carolina to take on Clemson at 5 p.m. CT.