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Chaney's strong shooting leads LSU over Michigan St.

Dec 17, 2006 - 11:21 PM EAST LANSING, Michigan (Ticker) -- Quianna Chaney put an end to Michigan State's hope of revenge right from the start.

Chaney scored 24 points and Sylvia Fowles added 21 as seventh-ranked Louisiana State rolled to a 65-50 victory over Michigan State in a matchup of surging teams.

In a contest between teams from the 2005 Final Four, the Tigers (11-1) posted a 72-52 victory last season in Louisiana. The Spartans, who had been on a five-game winning streak, saw their chance for revenge disappear quickly as they fell behind, 17-6, in the opening 7:10.

Chaney, who finished 4-of-7 on 3-pointers, connected on three of her first four shots from the arc and scored 11 points in the quick start by LSU.

The lead eventually grew to 34-14 with 2:02 left in the first half, but Victoria Lucas-Perry completed a three-point play and hit a 3-pointer and Mia Johnson added a shot from the arc to cut Michigan State's deficit to 34-23 at intermission.

That little burst could not save the Spartans, as the Tigers started the second half with a 12-6 run. Chaney capped the spurt with her final 3-pointer, making it 46-29 with 15:15 to play.

Michigan State (7-2) got no closer than seven points thereafter.

Chaney shot 10-of-21 and handed out five assists and Fowles grabbed 14 rebounds and four steals for LSU, which won its sixth straight game.

Lucas-Perry scored 18 points and Allyssa DeHaan added 10 and 11 rebounds for the Spartans, who shot 32 percent (19-of-59) and committed 20 turnovers.

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    LSU (7) 34 31 65
    MICHIGAN ST (17) 23 27 50 FINAL

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    LSU (7) 34

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