By Sam Draut–
Final- Louisville defeats Wake Forest 78-54. Mariya Moore scored 26 points and Asia Durr scored 18 points as the Cardinals win their 14th straight.
4:51 fourth quarter- Louisville leads Wake Forest 69-45. Taja Cole has had a pair of assists to Hines-Allen, who now has 10 points.
End of the third quarter- Louisville leads Wake Forest 54-41. Moore has 26 points. Cardinals ten minutes away from extending their winning streak to 14 games.
53.9 seconds left in the third quarter- Louisville leads Wake Forest 50-39. Wake Forest is nearing danger zone of the game getting out of hand.
3:40 third quarter- Louisville leads Wake Forest 44-37. Moore is up to 20 points. A couple poor possessions were strung together by both teams.
7:10 third quarter- Louisville leads Wake Forest 36-31. Jen Hoover calls a timeout.
Halftime- Louisville leads Wake Forest 32-26. Moore is pacing Cardinal scorers with 15 points. Louisville is 12 of 29 from the field (30.8-percent). Wake Forest is 10 of 28 from the field (35.7-percent). Hines-Allen is leading the Cardinals in rebounding with six, and Louisville has 14 offensive rebounds.
27.7 seconds left before halftime- Louisville leads Wake Forest 32-26. Walz calls a timeout. Moore hit a three-pointer the preceding possession, she has 15 points.
7:51 second quarter- Louisville leads Wake Forest 19-13. Carter crossed over near midcourt and the ball was tipped away, causing a scrum on the floor. Wake Forest gained possession and called a timeout. Moore is up to nine points after hitting a three-pointer. Cardinals on an 11-0 run.
End of the first quarter- Louisville leads Wake Forest 14-13. Durr made a layup at the buzzer on an offensive rebound after Hines-Allen took a mid-range jumper. Louisville is 5 of 22 from the field, missing shots on the offensive end, but a little disjointed as well. The Cardinals have 11 offensive rebounds and have cashed in on eight second-chance points.
4:57 first quarter- Wake Forest leads Louisville 9-8. Cardinals have seven offensive rebounds already, but shooting 3 of 12 from the field and 0 of 3 from behind the arc. Moore has four points. Asia Durr is set to sub in after the media timeout. Durr is subbing in Hines-Allen, Walz was upset at the sophomore forward’s transition defense.
9:02 first quarter- Moore finds Hines-Allen for a layup on the low block on a nifty pass.
Starting five-Myisha Hines-Allen, Mariya Moore, Arica Carter, Briahanna Jackson and Cortnee Walton.
Louisville looks for its 14th-consecutive win on Sunday against Wake Forest.
Myisha Hines-Allen returns after a one game absence due to a death in her family. She is the Cardinal’s (16-5 overall, 8-0 in the ACC) leading scorer and rebounder.
During the 14-game winning streak, Louisville’s defense has drastically improved from the first few weeks of the season. On Thursday, Louisville held Clemson to 30.2-percent shooting and 33 points, making it the ninth game this season the Cardinals have held an opponent to under 60 points.