CSZ contributor Paige Sherrard also writes for SB Nation’s Swishappeal.com and she recently wrote about the UofL women’s basketball team upset loss at Western Kentucky. The Cards dropped to 0-2 on the season and Jeff Walz was not happy with his team’s performance. Here is an excerpt from Paige’s article for Swishappeal.
From the tip off, the Hilltoppers took control. The Tops outscored the Cardinals 16-9 in the first period, forcing eight turnovers. The Cardinals had trouble connecting, shooting 23.1%. The Tops capitalized on both the turnovers and the shooting struggles, connecting on 7-14 from the field, 2-2 from three.
“At this point in time, we’re really not competing,” Coach Jeff Walz said in his post-game press conference. “Unfortunately, we have a talented group of young women. Very talented as individuals. We’re not a very good team yet.”
The Toppers defense proved to be a task too tall for the Cardinals in the first period. The Tops led 16-9 going into the second period.
However, the tides seemed to change in the second period. Fueled by two Briahanna Jackson three-pointers, the Cardinals erased a seven-point deficit. The second period saw Freshman Center Erin DeGrate’s first points as a Cardinal, connecting on a free throw.
“We’ve got to get a better performance from our interior play. That’s an area that we’ve got to get better in a hurry,” Coach Walz told the media.
Coach Walz went on to say, “After a 0-2 start, that might be a wake-up call.”