Louisiana Tech swamps SLU, 99-62, with second-half run

RUSTON — Raheem Appleby scored 22 points to lead three Louisiana Tech players in double figures as the Bulldogs defeated Southeastern Louisiana 99-62 in men’s college basketball Wednesday night in front of 2,357 fans at the Thomas Assembly Center.

Cordarius Johnson scored 15 points, and Michale Kyser scored 10 points for Louisiana Tech. Kenneth Smith added eight points, five rebounds, six steals and seven assists.

Tech trailed early on in the game 22-8 after beginning the night shooting 5-for-21 (23 percent).

The Bulldogs (6-1) then went on to score 91 points in 26 minutes 22 seconds. Louisiana Tech outscored Southeastern 69-34 in the second half.

Southeastern Louisiana (1-4) was led by Dre Evans (19 points) and Brandon Fortenberry (10 points).

Louisiana Tech travels to Atlanta to face Georgia State at 6 p.m. Friday.

Women

No. 20 Kansas 101, Grambling 47: In Lawrence, Kan., Chelsea Gardner had 26 points and 10 rebounds and Asia Boyd added 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead Kansas.

All 11 players who saw action scored for the Jayhawks, who are 6-0 for a third straight season.

Cierra Ceazer scored 14 points and Joanna Miller 12 for the Tigers (0-6), who trailed 42-29 at halftime but shot 20 percent (6-of-30) from the floor in the second half.

Natalie Knight scored 13 points for Kansas, which has won 48 straight nonconference home games dating to 2006.

The Jayhawks enjoyed a 53-30 rebounding advantage and outscored Grambling 72-30 in the paint.

ULL 71, SUNO 49: In Lafayette, Louisiana-Lafayette opened the game with a 20-0 run and used a balanced scoring attack.

Sylvana Okde led ULL (3-3) with 20 points. Kia Wilridge had 15 points, six steals, five rebounds, and three assists.

Jasmin Mills had 14 points and 10 rebounds; while Robbie Brown had 10 points, six rebounds, three assists and five steals.

Sabrina Scott scored 17 points to lead the Southern-New Orleans (3-2).