LSU GYMNASTICS EARNS 196.125-195.050 WIN AGAINST KENTUCKY
ROUGE – The 14th-ranked LSU gymnastics team delighted the crowd of
3,976 fans inside the Pete Maravich Assembly Center as the Tigers
posted a 196.125-195.050 victory over Kentucky Friday night.
Rheagan Courville took home her first career all-around title with a
season-best 39.450, and she also picked up individual titles on vault,
bars and beam.
Freshman Lloimincia Hall excited the crowd
as she wrapped up the meet with a 9.875 to earn her third floor
exercise title of the season.
As a team LSU (2-6, 2-2
Southeastern Conference) tallied a season-high 49.150 on floor as well
as the fifth score of 49.0 or higher on vault with a 49.200 on the way
to the Tigers second SEC win at home this year.
not going to be denied tonight,” head coach D-D Breaux said. “Everybody
on this team took their gymnastics to the next level. This team has a
lot of heart, and when you are competing with a lot of heart and desire
good things happen.”
The Tigers opened up on vault with
five scores of 9.80 or higher, paced by Courville’s 9.90, Maliah
Mathis’ 9.85, Ashley Lee and Hall’s 9.825 and Dickson’s 9.80.
earned the second-highest bars score of the season with a 48.925 as
four Tigers tied or scored new season highs. Courville tied her season
best and won the bars title with a 9.875, while Jessie Jordan posted a
season-high 9.80 and Lainie Fleming and Mckenzie Fox both scored
Courville earned the first 9.90 of the
year for any LSU gymnast on beam as she scored a 9.925 to win the event
title. Randi Lau tallied a season-high 9.80, and Hall tied her season
mark with a 9.80. Ericka Garcia missed her career-high by a quarter
tenth as she recorded a 9.825 in the leadoff spot.
won the floor title with a 9.875, just .025 off her season-high of
9.90. Dickson set a season high with a 9.85 in the leadoff spot, and
Jordan tied her high mark with a 9.85. Lau earned a season-high 9.80,
and Maliah Mathis posted a 9.775 in her first action of the season on
With the four individual titles in the meet,
Courville upped her season total to eight titles – four on vault and
one each on bars, beam, floor and the all-around.
Hall finished second in the all-around with a 39.250, her second-highest all-around score of the year.
crowd of 3,976 ranked 14th all-time in LSU gymnastics home attendance,
and Breaux said the enthusiasm of the crowd helped fuel the Tigers’
performances in the meet.
“I was pleased with the crowd,”
Breaux said. “The more we are in the community and the more we can do
to entice people to come, people will show up. We are having the
beginning of a great season, and this crowd saw some incredible
gymnastics from an LSU team that is only going to get better.”
(3-4, 0-3) tied its season high with a 195.050 as the Wildcats received
a solid performance from Audrey Harrison who placed third in the
all-around with a 39.125.
LSU will head back on the road
as the Tigers travel to Gainesville, Fla., to take on the third-ranked
Florida Gators on Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. CT.
1. LSU 196.125 (VT – 49.200, UB – 48.925, BB – 48.850, FX – 49.150)
2. Kentucky 195.050 (VT – 48.900, UB – 48.525, BB – 48.875, FX – 48.750)
Individual (Includes first place and all LSU competitors)
All-Around – 1. Rheagan Courville 39.450; 2. Lloimincia Hall 39.250; 5. Jessie Jordan 38.925
– 1. Rheagan Courville 9.90; t2. Maliah Mathis 9.85; t4. Lloimincia
Hall 9.825; t4. Ashley Lee 9.825; 6. Kaleigh Dickson 9.80; t7. Jessie
Bars – 1. Rheagan Courville 9.875; 2. Jessie Jordan
9.80; t4.Lloimincia Hall 9.75; t4. Mckenzie Fox 9.75; t4. Lainie
Fleming 9.75; 8. Randi Lau 9.725
Beam – 1. Rheagan Courville
9.925; t2. Ericka Garcia 9.825; t4. Randi Lau 9.80; t4. Lloimincia Hall
9.80; 11. Jessie Jordan 9.50; 12. Kaleigh Dickson 9.45
1. Lloimincia Hall 9.875; t2. Jessie Jordan 9.85; t2. Kaleigh Dickson
9.85; 5. Randi Lau 9.80; t6. Maliah Mathis 9.775; 8. Rheagan Courville