Ballard lifts No. 15 LSU over Michigan 64-62

Danielle Ballard scored the go-ahead basket as No. 15 LSU beat

Michigan 64-62 in the championship of the Barclays Invitational in

Brooklyn on Saturday night.

The game was tied at 62 when Ballard grabbed a rebound from her

own miss and put it back for the game-winner with 20 seconds to

play. She also scored a layup with 1:12 that gave the Lady Tigers

(6-1) a 62-59 lead. Ballard finished with 10 points.

Raigyne Moncrief and Shanece McKinney led LSU with 13 points

each. Moncrief was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding

Player.

Siera Thompson tied the game on a 3-pointer for the Wolverines

(5-3) with 45 seconds to go, but she missed a jumper with 6 seconds

left that would have tied the game.

Val Driscoll had 11 rebounds and six blocks for Michigan.

Thompson and Madison Ristovski each scored 13. Paige Rakers had 12

and Cyesha Goree had 10.