LSU’s Jeanne Kenney cleared to play Saturday

The LSU Lady Tigers can once again live up to their “Eight is enough” slogan.

Junior guard Jeanne Kenney was cleared to play in Saturday night’s Spokane Regional semifinal against California after participating in an afternoon shoot-around at Spokane Arena, team spokesman Bill Martin said.

The former St. Michael the Archangel star sat out the Lady Tigers’ 71-66 second-round upset of Penn State on Tuesday after suffering a concussion Sunday in LSU’s 75-71 first-round win over Green Bay.

Kenney collided with teammate Adrienne Webb, who was not injured, and had to be carried off the court. Kenney did not lose consciousness from the blow but said she does not remember the incident.

There were indications that the oft-injured Kenney had a good chance to play here in the days leading up to the regional. She flew to Spokane with the team Wednesday and took part in all three practices LSU had here, although she was required to wear a protective headgear.

Kenney’s parents flew to Spokane on Friday in anticipation that she would play.