No. 12 women’s basketball gets an easy 68-43 victory over Boston College

By on February 12, 2017
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By Matt Bradshaw–

No. 12 women’s basketball defeated Boston College in a 68-43 rout, moving them to a 22-6 record.

Despite winning by 25, Louisville did not have their best offensive performance. They shot 46 percent and finished with more turnovers than Boston College.

The Cardinals won with their quickness, defense and size. Boston College shot only 28 percent for the game and was out-rebounded 50-25 by Louisville.

“With Boston College coming off such a good offensive outing at North Carolina, we knew they had the ability to score,” coach Jeff Walz said.  “We had to make it as difficult for them as we could, and I thought we did a really good job with that.”

The first half was a breeze for the Cards, leading 35-16 at halftime.

Louisville tailed off during the third quarter and only outscored Boston College by four. By then, Walz brought the bench to finish the fourth quarter.

The bench had 33 points with 12 Cardinals scoring.

Starters Asia Durr and Briahanna Jackson sat out this game, but the team made up for their absence.

Taylor Johnson replaced Jackson at point guard. She finished with five points and three assists, creating opportunities for teammates throughout the game. Myisha Hines-Allen finished with a double-double, 10 points and 13 rebounds.

Kylie Shook stepped into the starting lineup and lead the team with 14 points with five rebounds.

“Kylie shoots the ball extremely well,” Walz said.  “If we can add one more scorer to the mix, it makes us a much deeper team and a harder team to defend.”

Louisville takes the week off before their match-up against North Carolina Feb. 19 at noon.

Photo by Isaac Sanchez / The Louisville Cardinal

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