--By Jared Anderson
--Photo by Jared Anderson
Louisville women's basketball rolled past Chattanooga 86-37 behind an 18-point performance by Dana Evans and Kylee Shook's third straight double-double.
The Mocs, who have struggled early in the season, dropped to 1-5, while #8 Louisville improves to 5-0. Four of the wins come at home.
Louisville struggled offensively in the first quarter, leading 18-7. It took four minutes before Evans made a layup to get the Cards on the board. The Cards struggled from point-blank range, sending Coach Jeff Walz into a frenzy at one point.
The second quarter was smoother for Louisville, who won the period 17-6. They forced Chattanooga into several turnovers and poor shots, dominating control on the court. The Mocs were held to 6-for-27 shooting in the first half.
Louisville's offense picked up after the break, scoring 51 points in the second half.
The defense backed off some, allowing 24 points, but continued to limit the Mocs inside the paint and on the glass.
Shook's double-double came off 12 points and 11 rebounds, with all the points coming in the second half. Norika Konna provided a spark off the bench with 11 points.
The Cards dominated in the paint with a 50-16 advantage and out-rebounded the Mocs 59-28.
Louisville remains in town with a home game against Boise State on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. The men's basketball team will also play at home on Sunday at 6:00 p.m., but fans will be required to exit the arena between games.