Good afternoon Card Nation. Your Louisville women’s basketball team is back in the familiar surroundings of the YUM Center. The Cards are coming off a disappointing (record wise) out of the country trip, where they went 1-2 in the Battle 4 Atlantis. They were upset in both losses. Today, the Cards take on the 1-3 Longwood Lancers. The Lancers are led in scoring by senior guard Anne-Hamilton Leroy, but the Lancers also have two other players averaging in double-digits scoring. UofL is led in scoring by Hailey Van Lith with 21.2 ppg. She is currently the only player averaging more than 10 ppg. This is the first meeting between Louisville and Longwood.
A 3-ball by Chrislyn Carr in the first 7 seconds gave the Cards the early 3-0 lead. The Cards came out with great pace and intensity on both ends of the floor. Carr going 3-4 from beyond the arc didn’t hurt either. UofL jumped out to an early 14-2 start and never looked back. Louisville displayed great ball movement and spacing on their way to opening up a 25-point lead. They led 35-10 after the quarter.
Louisville kept up the defensive pressure and made life hard for the Lancers the entire quarter. The Cards were able to open up a 30-point lead (42-12) with the reserves. The ball movement was still very good for the Cards, but Louisville racked up the turnovers with 8 in the quarter. Louisville took a 54-20 lead into intermission.
Field Goal %: 20-38 (53.6%)
3PT Field Goal %: 7-9 (77.8%)
Free Throws: 7-10 (70%)
Total Rebounds: 36 (11 offensive)
Leading Scorer: Chrislyn Carr (9)
A beautiful step through layup by Norika Konno gave Louisville a 56-22 lead and more points than they scored all game vs SDSU. The Louisville offense cooled down from their hot start, but the defense stayed consistent. The Cards only gave up 9 points in the quarter, and took a 73-29 lead heading into the final quarter.
UofL started off the quarter by forcing a 5 second inbound turnover on the Lancers. The Cards went on a 12-3 run to open an 85-32 lead early in the quarter. They got a lot of contribution from different members today and their defense and depth were too much for Longwood. Louisville wins 100-37.
Field Goal %: 38-68 (55.9%)
3PT Field Goal %: 12-20 (60%)
Free Throws: 12-15 (80%)
Total Rebounds: 57 (14 offensive)
Bench Points: 54
Leading Scorer: Chrislyn Carr (17)
Post Game Notes:
The Cards improve to 5-2 on the season. Louisville got a huge boost from their bench today, but specifically from Norika Konno. Konno who finished with 10 points, 8 boards, 7 assists, 1 steal, and 2 blocks. UofL got 54 points off of the bench today. Cochran had a double-double with 10 points and 10 boards. There was a lot of balance in the Louisville offensive attack today. There were seven players who scored more than 7 points and six players scoring in double-digits. Louisville was led in scoring by Chrislyn Carr with 17. This is the type of defensive effort and execution that Card Nation is used to seeing from their Cards.
Louisville will take on 4th-ranked Ohio State in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge Wednesday at 7:30 pm.