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Louisville routs Hartford 86-69 in women’s basketball

November 24, 2018

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Asia Durr scored a team-high 20 points, Dana Evans added 11 points and six assists and No. 5 Louisville rallied from a sluggish start to rout Hartford 86-69 in the South Point Thanksgiving Shootout on Saturday.

Durr, the Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year, made a pair of 3-pointers and finished 5 of 11 from the field for the Cardinals (5-0), who rallied from a 18-16 first-quarter deficit against Hartford (2-5).

A day after overcoming a late deficit to beat 19th-ranked Arizona State, Louisville was sloppy on the offensive end in the opening quarter and trailed 24-16 with 9 minutes, 13 seconds to go in the second.

The Cardinals took better care of the ball in the second quarter and outscored the Hawks 37-18 to take control.

Evans’ layup with 5:26 in the second quarter tied the game at 31, and Sam Fuehring’s bucket with 5:10 remaining gave the Cardinals the lead for good.

Louisville held Hartford without a field goal for the final 3:17 of the second quarter and led 53-36 at halftime.

Fuehring scored 19 points, and Kylee Shook added 10 points and six rebounds for Louisville, which made eight 3s and finished 27 of 50 from the floor.

Hartford’s Sierra DaCosta scored 21 points. Ella Awobajo had 12 points, and Jade Young scored 11 for the Hawks.

BIG PICTURE

Louisville: Yacine Diop, who left Friday’s game in the second quarter with an apparent knee injury, was held out of Saturday’s game. Louisville officials had no update on the redshirt senior, who is averaging 8.3 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.

Hartford: The Hawks, second in the America East preseason poll, will look to get on track on their home court after losing four of five games.

UP NEXT

Louisville (5-0) returns home to face Miami (Ohio) on Monday.

Hartford (2-5) will have five days off before hosting William & Mary on Friday.

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