Hammond finds range, Louisville women blister Iowa again

Jude Schimmel wasn't giving any wiggle room to Iowa's Ally Disterhoft.
Jude Schimmel isn’t allowing Iowa’s Ally Disterhoft any wiggle room. (Card Game photo)

Sara Hammond would miss her first two shots, potential layups, but she make nine of her next 11 field goal attempts to lead the University of Louisville women’s basketball team to an 86-52 win over Iowa.

“She was too close to the basket, about a foot away on those shots,” joked Coach Jeff Walz after the game. Always the kidder, always the motivator, always wanting more from his players.

Sara Hammond leads all scorers.
Sara Hammond leads all scorers.

Hammond would hit four of her next six shots, however, boosting UofL to a 16-9 lead and wouldn’t miss any more. She would wind up with nine of 13 shots, leading all scorers with 19 points, while grabbing five rebounds, making three assists and a steal.

The game was over at half time, with UofL owning a 46-23 lead. Second 30-point loss in a year to Louisville for the Iowa women, shaking their heads, still wondering what hit them.

Myisha Hines-Allen, the 6-foot-2 freshman center, continues to impress, with five of seven field goal attempts and six of eight from the free throw line for 16 points to go with her seven rebounds. Freshman Mariya Moore added 12 points, four steals and six assists. Senior guard Bria Smith added 10 points and seven rebounds. Sophomore Emmonie Henderson had 10 points as well.

The UofL women are 8-0 as they prepare for Kentucky at 2 p.m. Sunday at the KFC Yum! Center. Wear your protective gear.

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Author: Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, as well as a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

1 thought on “Hammond finds range, Louisville women blister Iowa again”

  1. Bria’s block of an Iowa 3-point attempt and subsequent run to the other end and score was simply spectacular. Likewise, what a treat it was to see just about the smallest player on the court jump up and steal the ball. Hey, Jude, indeed. Go Cards!

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