It took only 3 basketball minutes for the Cards to earn the lead and keep it that way vs the Oregon Ducks in Sunday’s WNIT championship game at the KFC Yum! Center.
This was the fifth game played in 10 days for Louisville, knocking off 3 top 25 teams (2 Top 10) The Cards beat their WNIT opponents by an average of 27.6 points.
Of course, it was Asia Durr and Myisha Hines-Allen who got them there. Voted to the All-Tournament team, the two captains combined for 43 of Louisville’s 74 final points scored. Durr, the game’s leading scorer, had 14 of her 26 points in the first quarter. She finished 10-18 on the night and was 4-7 beyond the 3 point line. Myisha had yet another double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds.
The Cards came out on fire in the first quarter, shooting 64% from FG range and 75% beyond 3, that was good enough for a 23-14 lead at the end of it.
Durr drew her second foul in the first minute of the second. She sat for 8:54, and yet the Cards’ lead to as many as 18 in the first half. The Cards got huge minutes from its reserves, freshman Dana Evans who had 6 points and 4 assists and Sydney Zambrotta who had 5 points a solid defense after Durr received those fouls.
Oregon got it within 64-53 in the second half but that would be as close as they would get. The Cards cruised to victory 74-61 in front of the 6,162 home fans. Myisha was named tournament MVP and Coach Walz thanked all the fans who made it out to support them. He encourages every fan to bring one friend down to the KFC Yum! Center this season to see and be a part of the atmosphere that has been built.
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