--By Mike Gilpatrick
--Photo by Jared Anderson
Asia Durr dropped 23, and Louisville blasted an opponent by more than 30. All in a day’s work for Louisville women’s basketball.
Jeff Walz’s squad defeated Boston College 87-51, after enjoying a 51.7 percent shooting outing against the Eagles. Louisville also out-rebounded, and had 16 more points off of turnovers than they allowed.
Louisville set the tone early in the game. Boston College scored within the first five seconds, but Sam Fuehring made a layup, and kick-started a 12-1 Louisville lead. The Cardinals lead kept extending. Within the first six minutes, Louisville led 22-6. By the time the period ended, the Cardinals enjoyed a 23-11 lead.
Their fast offense continued into the second. Jazmine Jones hit a jump-shot within 11 seconds. Bionca Dunham made a fastbreak layup just 20 seconds later. Soon after, Louisville hit a 9-0 run. The Cardinals ended the half on a 6-2 run.
Durr led scorers with 11 points in the first half. The Cards shot 57.1 percent from the field, and hit three of seven field goals. The Cardinals led 45-27 entering the second half.
Boston College led off the second half with an 8-3 run. Then, Durr hit a jump-shot, and sparked another 9-2 Louisville run. The Cardinals also ended the period with nine unanswered points. Durr scored eight points in the third period.
The script was written by the time the fourth kicked off. Durr hit a three to give Louisville a 30-point lead. When their lead was 35, Boston College hit seven unanswered points over the middle-portion of the period, cutting Louisville’s lead to 28. The Cardinals scored eight consecutive points, and the bench led to a 36-point win.
The Cards are now 25-2 (12-2 ACC). They face off against a very good NC State team on Thursday for their home finale. Only two more games are on the schedule before the ACC Tournament.