USF’s Laksa erupts for 40 in victory

by Gary Shelton on December 15, 2017 · 0 comments

in College Sports in Florida, general

Lakss hit 11 three-pointers for USF./CARMEN MANDATO

Laksa hit 11 three-pointers for USF./CARMEN MANDATO

Saturday, 1 a.m.

USF's Katija Laksa did everything to pop the corn Friday night. She might even have salted it.

Laksa had one of the most dominant nights in USF history, leading the Bulls to a 108-48 victory over Southern. USF is now 8-2 on the season, trailing UConn by two games and tied with Houston.

Laksa hit 11 of 12 three-pointers and 13 of 16 overall on her way

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Laksa had a dominating performance for USF./CARMEN MANDATO

to a 40-point night. She also had six rebounds, four assists, three blocked shots and two steals in just 30 minutes of play.

Flores drives to the net for the Bulls./CARMEN MANDATO

Flores drives to the net for the Bulls./CARMEN MANDATO

Former USF player Shantia Grace is the only USF player to score more than Laksa, getting 44 in December of 2008.

Laia Flores added 14 points for the Bulls, while Aktssa Rader scired 13, Laura Ferreira and Tamara Henshaw each had 10.

Laksa scored 17 in the first period.

USF (8-2) never trailed in the contest and shot a season-high 59.7 percent. The team connected on 21-of-31 three-point field goal attempts. The Bulls broke their program record of three-point field goals made in a single game. USF boasted 30 assists on 37 field goals and nine of the 10 Bulls that saw action scored.

The Bulls now start a three-game road swing Sunday when they travel to FIU.

Jespersen passes for USF./CARMEN MANDATO

Jespersen passes for USF./CARMEN MANDATO

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