Women’s basketball rolls past Aces 89-47

By on December 18, 2016
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By Conner Farrell–

In their last home game before conference play, women’s basketball continued their four-game winning streak by beating Evansville Purple Aces 89-47.

The eighth-ranked Cardinals shot a blistering 50 percent from the field in the first half. By half-time, the Cards led 50 to 21. Freshman Kylee Shook led the way in the first, scoring 13 points while also nabbing eight rebounds.

The Cardinal’s tough defense forced the Aces into difficult shots and turnovers, leading to fast break opportunities. The Aces turned the ball over nine times in the first 20 minutes and also had five of their shots rejected in the first.

The second half of play followed suit. The Cards extended their lead to 78-30 in the third quarter, holding the Aces to only two baskets from the field.

The size and length of the Cardinals gave the Aces problems from the opening tip-off. Outmatched on the offensive end, Evansville got few open looks.

Four players scored in double figures for the Cardinals, with Shook leading all scorers with 18 points. She also registered 10 rebounds, giving her the first double-double of her career.

This win moves the Cardinals to 10-2 on the season. The Cards play Dec. 21 at Vanderbilt.

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