Sat. Aug 24th, 2019

Women’s basketball demolishes Georgia Tech 91-51

Taylor Johnson calls on the play in the third quarter.

By Dalton Ray–

Asia Durr scored 20 points as No. 9 women’s basketball dismantled Georgia Tech, 91-51. The Yellow Jackets failed to have a player score double-digits as U of L hits 56 percent from three.

Post game comments

Mariya Moore on staying focused after creating a big halftime lead: “It’s very hard because you set a standard. So any mistake, any turnover gets pointed out even more. You have to stay more focused because you want to stay above the bar you just set.”

Coach Jeff Walz on how his team played defensively: “We came out and really followed the game plan. We only turned them over 10 times but the goal was to make them shoot over us. I thought our kids were dialed in and we did a really good good rebounding.”

Clicking on all cylinders 

Louisville and Georgia Tech started on polar-opposite ends. U of L knocked down 11-of-17 shots in the first quarter to bust open a 27-13. Of Louisville’s first 11 made shots, eight were 3-pointers.

Tech started cold. The Yellow Jackets only made 5-of-16 in the opening 10 minutes.

During the second quarter, Louisville went on a 17-0 run while the Jackets missed 12 straight shots. Georgia Tech didn’t score a basket in over seven minutes, leading to a 50-15 Louisville lead.

Louisville held GT to 6-of-30 shooting and out-rebounded the Jackets 25-14.

Cruise to the finish

Georgia Tech came out of the break and started a 4-0 run.

Louisville’s defense loosened up during the third as GT scored 21 points. Louisville committed four turnovers after only committing two during the first half.

Louisville entered the final quarter with a 39-point lead. The Cards held GT to under 30 percent shooting in the quarter.

Photos by Terrance Moore / The Louisville Cardinal

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