UofL BASKETBALL | Women grab lopsided win over South Dakota St.

12/14/2016 09:37 PM

Fans attending the University of Louisville women’s basketball game saw one of the most dominating performances of the season Wednesday night. The no. 8 Cardinals completely dismantled the South Dakota State Jackrabbits 83-30.

Head coach Jeff Walz praised the defensive efforts of his team in his post-game press conference. The Cardinals forced 30 turnovers, scored 38 points off turnovers, and 11 different Louisville players recorded steals. U of L also pulled in 26 defensive rebounds, and limited the Jackrabbits to single digit scoring in three of the four quarters.

The offense was equally balanced. 12 of Louisville’s available 14 players put points on the scoreboard. Freshman guard Jazmine Jones paced the field with 15 points and added four rebounds. Sydney Zambrotta and Myisha hines-Allen were the only other Cards to finish in double-figures. Senior forward Cortnee Walton led the team in rebounds with nine.

The win improves Louisville’s record to 9-2 overall, but the Cards face a short turnaround. The team hosts The College of Charleston on Friday night. Tipoff for that game is 7:00pm ET.

Garrett Moore

Garrett is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.

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