--By Mike Gilpatrick
--Photo by Jared Anderson
The Louisville Cardinals women’s basketball team won their fifth consecutive game on the road, and defeated Hartford, 86-69.
Asia Durr and Sam Fuehring led Louisville’s attack. The Louisville guard and one of the best players in the nation scored 20, after shooting 5 for 11 from the field, and 2 for 5 from beyond the arc. Fuehring had 19 points; after making five two-pointers, one three, and all eight free throws.
Two other Cardinals were in the double-digits scoring. Dana Evans had 11, and Kylee Shook had 10 points.
Hartford had trio score more than 10. Sierra DaCosta scored the most points of either team, with 21. Jade Young had 11 and Ella Awobajo had 12.
Louisville trailed after the first period. Hartford shot 64.3 percent from the field, and led 18-16.
Then, the Cardinals shot 60 percent from both beyond the arc and from two-point range; and outscored Hartford 37-18 before halftime. It gave the Cardinals the 53-36 lead.
Both teams scored 15 in the third, and 18 in the fourth.
Louisville shot 54 percent for the game. The Cardinals were 8 for 14 from three, and hit 24 of 31 free throws. The Cardinals held Hartford to less than 50 percent from two (46.3 percent), and three (28.6 percent). Hartford connected on 15 of 23 free throws.
The 5-0 Cardinals will travel back to Louisville before Sunday, and gear up for their belated first game at the KFC Yum! Center. Louisville will host the 4-0 Miami RedHawks Monday at 7. Miami is the 1st team in the MAC East Division.