From LSU Sports
BATONROUGE – Lloimincia Hall capped a record night with a 10.0 on floor in the finalperformance of the night as No. 3 LSU disposed of seventh-ranked Alabama,197.650-196.825, in front of 8,055 fans, the second-largest crowd in schoolhistory, Friday night in the Maravich Center.
LSU(3-1, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) posted the fifth-highest team score inschool history with a 197.650 with a 49.575 on vault, 49.400 on bars, 49.125 onbeam and 49.550 on floor.
"Youcan't say enough about having a huge crowd support you during a meet," LSU headcoach D-D Breaux said. "There was so much enthusiasm and passion tonight, andwe fed off the energy from the LSU faithful in the arena."
The10.0 is the third perfect score on floor in Hall's career, the second-most inLSU annals behind April Burkholder who tallied four 10s on floor.
RheaganCourville earned her fourth all-around title in four meets this season with a39.500, and she also captured the vault title with a 9.975. With the title,Courville moved into sole possession of fourth place for career all-aroundtitles in LSU history with 17.
SarieMorrison tallied the 22nd bars title of her career with a personal-best tying9.95, and Hall won her 18th career floor title with the 10.0. Morrison leadsLSU in career bars titles, and Hall is fourth in LSU history in floor titles.
"Momentumis so important in every sport, and we could see it building throughout ourlineups tonight," LSU head coach D-D Breaux said. "I am proud of how weexecuted in most spots, and it was a fabulous evening with great performancesand a wonderful crowd backing us all the way."
LSUposted the fourth-highest vault total in school history with a 49.575 to startthe meet, highlighted by a near-perfect 9.975 from Courville and a 9.95 fromMorrison. Britney Ranzy scored a 9.90, and Kaleigh Dickson, Ashleigh Gnat andJessie Jordan all added 9.875s to round out the lineup.
Inthe second rotation LSU earned a season-high 49.400 on bars, led by Morrison's9.95 and Courville's 9.925. Ranzy and Jessica Savona tallied 9.85s, Dicksonadded a 9.825 and Jordan totaled a 9.80.
LSUfinished with a 49.125 on beam. Hall led off the event with a career-high tying9.875, and Savona followed with a 9.825. Freshman Sydney Ewing turned in agreat routine with a season-best 9.85. After Gnat scored a 9.15 and Courvillerecorded a 9.675, Jordan came through in the clutch with a 9.90 in the anchorspot to get the crowd roaring heading into the final event.
Withthe LSU faithful cheering the team on, the Tigers posted a 49.550 on floor thatranks as the fifth-best floor total in school history. Dickson led off with a9.80, and Jordan followed with a season-high tying 9.875. Gnat recorded a 9.85,and Savona earned her third 9.90 of the season in the fourth spot.
Courvilletallied a 9.925 in the fifth spot, and Hall brought the fans to their feet witha flawless performance to score a 10.0 and wrap up LSU's victory.
Alabama(3-2, 3-1) scored a 196.825 with a 49.300 on vault, 49.125 on bars, 49.275 onbeam and 49.125 on floor.
LSUwill travel to Fayetteville, Ark., to take on No. 10 Arkansas at 7 p.m. CT onFeb. 7, and the Tigers will turn right around and compete at No. 1 Oklahoma at2 p.m. on Feb. 9.