Louisville women notch 22nd win with balanced scoring

Twenty-two wins now for the University of Louisville women’s basketball team. Only one loss.

Jeff Walz looking for more balanced scoring, knowing Shoni Schimmel is human, needing others to contribute. Over reliance on one player not good in a team approach.

Tia Gibbs
Tia Gibbs

Shoni would miss her five five shots from the field and two from the free throw line in the 79-59 win over South Florida, a team that has given UofL problems in the past. Time for her teammates to get involved. Out of the gate slowly, hitting only one of their first 11 shots.

Asia Taylor would respond, however, with three field goals and a couple of free throws, to push the Cardinals to 10-7 lead after an awkward start.

But it was Tia Gibbs, returning to her pre-injury form, who would put South Florida on the ropes, hitting five of seven shots from three-point range and four of four from the free-throw lane, leading all scores with 19 points. Shoni would add 14 points and Antonita Slaughter would contribute 12.

Jude Schimmel was all the way back, bringing her incredible energy and speed, along with six assists, three steals and a couple of points.

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.