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Jags women's basketball crushes Louisiana 83-60

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MOBILE, Ala. - The University of South Alabama women's basketball team earned an 83-60 win in convincing fashion of the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns on Thursday afternoon at the Mitchell Center in front of 2152 people on Pack the House day.

The Jaguars caught fire early from behind the arc, and Shaforia Kines was the catalyst. Kines went 3-for-3 from three in the first quarter and led the Jags on a 13-0 run which helped establish a 10-point lead heading into the second. From there the Jags stayed hot and didn't take their feet off the gas, shooting a stout .557 from the floor, and .500 from three for the game.

After taking a 14-point lead into halftime the Jags came out even stronger after the break, going on a 15-1 run in the fourth to finish up their 23 point win. That 23 point margin of victory is the largest by the Jags against a division one opponent this season, and their largest since beating Faulkner by 57 on Dec. 17.

Kines finished the game with 19 points, seven rebounds, and five assists going a perfect 5-for-5 from behind the arc. Antoinette Lewis finished up as the Jags leading scorer for the sixth time this season. Lewis shot 8-of-14 from the floor and finished with 20 points, four rebounds, and three assists.

The Jags improved to 15-3 on the season and are 4-3 in the Sun Belt.

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