Cards Survive Scare in Atlanta
By Jared Anderson
December 28, 2017
December 28, 2017
A go-ahead layup by Myisha Hines-Allen with seconds remaining secured the win for the Louisville women's basketball team over Georgia Tech. The Yellowjackets raced back from a 12 point halftime deficit to tie the Cardinals (15-0, 1-0) before Hines-Allen broke the even score. Jazmine joins added a free throw at the end for the final score.
A Louisville legend, Angel McCoughtry, was in attendance for the game. The former first round pick in the WNBA Draft is currently with the Atlanta Dream.
Asia Durr scored 38 points in one of her highest scoring games of her career. Hines-Allen scored 12 and Jazmine Jones put up 10 for the three players in double figures for Louisville. Georgia Tech saw three players with double-digit points, with two of them coming off the bench.
For Louisville, only eight players found their way to the court with six of them scoring. Sydney Zambrotta and Jessica Laemmle did not play. Arica Carter was the only player to play every minute.
The Cards only won one quarter with Georgia Tech outscoring them in the first, third and fourth quarters. The 33-14 second quarter was the difference maker in the game.
Louisville's defense struggled for the first time this season. Besides allowing 71 points they were outscored in the paint and allowed 14 second chance points on 12 Georgia Tech offensive rebounds.
Other than poor defense Louisville also had a hard time holding onto the basketball, committing 17 turnovers compared to 12 by the Yellowjackets. 11 of UofL's turnovers were by the Cards.
The road game was the third straight and the sixth of the season. All three games where the Cards won by single digits has been on the road. It is the second most points allowed this season only behind a 95-90 overtime victory at Ohio State.
Louisville has a couple days of rest- in time to watch the Louisville vs Kentucky men's basketball game on Friday and the Taxslayer bowl game on Saturday- before visiting a 12-2 NC State team on New Years Eve.
They will return home to the KFC Yum! Center on January 4, when Duke visits.