Women’s basketball beats Pitt for fifth-straight win

By on January 29, 2017
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By Matt Bradshaw–

Ninth-ranked women’s basketball defeated conference opponent Pittsburgh 63-48 in their fifth straight victory.

Three-point shooting, rebounding and depth helped the Cardinals win. U of L forced 11 steals, leading to 21 points off turnovers. Mariya Moore led the team with 20 points, eight rebounds and five assists.

The Cardinals shot poorly in the first half, shooting 10-for-33. Five three-pointers kept them in the game, as well as 10 offensive rebounds and second chance points.

Pittsburgh shot a 60 percent from the field and led most of the first half. Brandi Harvey-Carr led Pitt with 13 points and five rebounds.

Louisville turned the game around in the third quarter, outscoring Pitt 21-7. The Cardinals began making their shots, out-rebounding and closing up the defense.

Pitt made a run in the fourth quarter but Louisville ultimately closed out the game. Silent for most of the game, Asia Durr scored eight of her 13 points in the final three minutes.

Louisville (19-4) faces North Carolina State (16-5) on Thursday at 7 p.m. at home.

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