Good night CardNation. Tonight, Louisville Women’s Basketball looks to rebound (pun intended) from their last outing vs NC State. The Cards struggled with turnovers last game as well as putting everything together. Louisville won the last meeting against BC in the YUM Center 89-70. BC is coming off a Covid-19 pause. Louisville leads the all-time series 9-1. The Cards will play this game without 2 starters, Olivia Cochran and Elizabeth Balogun.
Dana Evans (20.1ppg, 4.2apg)
Hailey Van Lith (12.3ppg, 5.6rpg)
Kianna Smith(11.3ppg, 3.8rpg)
Mykasa Robinson (2.9rpg, 2.1apg)
Elizabeth Dixon (8.2ppg, 6rpg)
Kianna Smith and Dana Evans got the scoring started for Louisville with a pair of 3s. The quarter got off to a great pace for both teams as Louisville led 20-15 at the media timeout. Both teams traded baskets as the quarter came to an end with Louisville leading by 4, 29-25.
Ahlana Smith got the first basket of the quarter with a nifty move in the paint. Boston College then went on an 8-2 run to tie the game at 33. HVL and Louisville answered with an 8-0`run of their own, forcing BC to call a timeout. Louisville ended the quarter on a 17-5 run, to take a 50-38 lead into intermission.
Halftime Stats At A Glance:
FG%: 19-35 (54.3%)
3PT%: 6-11 (54.5%)
FT%: 6-8 (75.0%)
Total Rebounds: 21-11
Leading Scorer: Dana Evans (12)
Louisville came out of halftime determined not to allow Boston College to cut into the deficit and turned up the defensive intensity a bit. Louisville opened up a 19-point lead with 2:08 remaining in the quarter. The Cards eventually took a 72-54 lead into the final quarter of regulation.
Louisville opened up a 24-point lead early in the quarter on a steal and layup from Dana Evans. Boston College tried to turn up the heat, but Louisville had an answer every time. The Cards won 97-68 on the road at Boston College.
FG% 37-65 (56.9%)
3PT% 10-23 (43.5%)
FT% 13-16 (81.3%)
Total Rebounds: 43-27
Offensive Rebounds: 17-13
Bench Points: 32
Post Game Notes and Leaders:
The Cards now improve to 17-1. Louisville responded the way great teams usually do coming off a loss and took Boston College to the woodshed. Coach Walz got some very good minutes from his bench players tonight. Merissah Russell, Ahlana Smith, Konno, and Ramani Parker all came in and contributed. The Cards were led in scoring by Dana Evans with 23 points. She also added 5 assists and 3 steals. Mykasa Robinson had 2 points and 8 rebounds. The Cardinals bench added 32 points. Louisville was dominated on the glass last time out, but dominated Boston College tonight.
The Cards take on Notre Dame in their annual pink game on Sunday at 2pm in the KFC YUM Center.