Angel Reese Returns to Baltimore As Flau’Jae Johnson Helps LSU in Sweeping Win on Road

Published 12/20/2023, 8:00 PM EST

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After the high-octane drama in their 81-36 win over NW State, Kim Mulkey led LSU to the court with a rousing reception from the fans. The defending champions were searching for their 12th consecutive win as they took on the Coppin State Eagles on Wednesday.

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The Sporting News Athlete of the Year, Angel Reese, impressed on her homecoming as LSU thrashed the State Eagles 80-48. The Lady Tigers continue to stay on a dominant course in their title defense this NCAA season.

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The Physical Education Complex saw an emotional Angel Reese come out all guns blazing as she led the scoring chart for LSU in the opening quarter. Together with Anessah Morrow and Flau’jae Johnson, she gave LSU a 14-point lead by the end of the first quarter. The initial minutes of the second quarter saw the Coppin State Eagles putting up some fight. Junior guard Tiffany Hammond tried to close in the gap by burying some killer long-range shots. However, Reese and Johnson made sure to keep the Tigers in charge as both of them reached a double-digit score. As a result, LSU maintained their 14-point advantage at half-time, with a 40-26 lead over the hosts.

The NCAA champions tightened their grip on the contest in the third quarter, scoring 24 points in response to the State Eagles’ 7. Junior guard Aneesah Morrow quickly registered her sixth consecutive double-double. In addition to this, Reese crossed the 20-point mark to take the game out of Coppin State’s reach. In the end, it was all too easy in the penultimate quarter for LSU as they started their holiday break on a high.

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Sophomore guard Flau’jae Johnson joined Reese and Morrow and further sweetened Angel Reese’s homecoming.

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Flau’jae Johnson left a mark in Angel Reese’s hometown

The dynamic No. 4 of the LSU Tigers, Flau’jae Johnson got into her groove and delivered a power-packed performance. The 20-year-old played second fiddle to hometown girl Angel Reese and ended her night with a double-digit score. Johnson contributed 18 points and 4 rebounds along with 3 assists to hand LSU a comfortable victory. Furthermore, she is now one of the six players in the LSU locker room averaging in double-digits.

The Lady Tigers gave the perfect gift to their fans before Christmas. Before they head towards their holiday break, LSU made sure that they sit in a commanding position at the Southeastern Conference. With just one more game to go this year, the defending champions are looking in the best possible shape before they host Jacksonville on New Year’s Eve.

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