In the first of two exhibition games before the real fun begins, the Louisville Cardinal men’s basketball team cruised to a victory of Kentucky Wesleyan on Monday night by a final score of 101-64.
Anas Mahmoud led all scorers with 20 points on 10-11 shooting. Ray Spalding and Dwayne Sutton, two Louisville natives, pitched in 15 and 13 points respectfully.
Louisville used a hot shooting stretch in the 1st half and cruised the rest of the way though there were a few lapses. The Cards shot 7-10 from three point range in the 1st half but went 0-11 in the second half of play. The Cards would finish the game shooting 54% from the field.
Louisville was being outrebounded in the first half but used a strong second half to finish with 41 rebounds to the Panthers 33. Kentucky Wesleyan was lead by Dakota Quinn who scored 14 points.
Interim coach David Padgett was pleased with the play of his team but added there is a lot of work that needs to be done on defense.
The Cards will be back in action against Bellarmine in their final exhibition game on Nov. 7th at the KFC YUM! Center.