Lady Tigers escape first-round scare

By The Sports Network
March 24, 2013 - 9:12pm

Baton Rouge, LA (Sports Network) - Danielle Ballard and Theresa Plaisance led the way with 16 points apiece as the sixth-seeded LSU Lady Tigers outlasted the 11th-seeded Green Bay Phoenix, 75-71, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at the Maravich Center.

Adrienne Webb netted 15 points and Bianca Lutley added 13 points for LSU (21-11), which will take on third-seeded Penn State in the second round. Ballard and Jeanne Kenney dished out six assists apiece.

Sarah Eichler led all scorers with 22 points for Green Bay (29-3), which snapped a 24-game win streak. Adrian Ritchie poured in 16 points