Shoni watches from the bench as Lady Cards nip Villanova

Shoni-Schimmel-UofLCardGameShoni Schimmel was nowhere to be found during the second half of the University of Louisville women’s basketball team’s 55-49 win at Villanova on Sunday. She was watching from the bench.

Shoni apparently responded with the wrong answer — no answer — at halftime when Jeff Walz asked her and others if they were going to play as individuals or as a team during the final 20 minutes.

She had seen only 13 minutes of action during the first half, scoring two points, making two assists and two rebounds.

Not the first time Shoni has been relegated to the bench for long stretches during critical conference action. No one any better on this team than Shoni when she’s on her game. When she’s not focused, anything goes — usually her — to the bench again.

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Bria Smith, meanwhile, continued her winning ways, scoring 16 points, grabbing seven rebounds, making six steals and four assists. Sara Hammond and Antonita Slaughter added 10 points apiece.

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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.

5 thoughts on “Shoni watches from the bench as Lady Cards nip Villanova”

  1. Time is flying by for Shoni’s career. Let’s hope she embraces the team concept soon or it will be a wasted four years for everybody.

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