Still another update from Sonja on the Lady Cards, in this case focusing on two future stars at the University of Louisville.
Monique Reid (Fern Creek) and Janae Howard (Owensboro) will take the court when the Kentucky team goes up against the Indiana All-Stars. The two are part of the six-player recruiting class that will arrive on campus this fall to play for Jeff Walz and the Lady Cards.
Monique is a 6-foot-1 first-team Courier-Journal All-Stater, who averaged 31. 6 points per game, 19.2 rebounds, 5.7 assists, 3.5 blocks. 5.7 assists 2.1 steals a game. Janae was a second-team CJ All-Stater who averaged 27.8 points and 9.8 rebounds per game.
The two-game series begins Friday the 13th. at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indy, with the girls taking the court at 6 p.m.. They’ll complete the series at the LouisvilleÃ‚Â Gardens on Sunday, tipping off at 2 p.m..
This will be the first time since 1994 that the series will be played in Louisville.Ã‚Â Although The Gardens is a dwarf in size (5,000 vs. 18,300), it is hoped that the return to Louisville will renew interest in the series and eventually pave the way to the contest being held in Freedom Hall in the future.
Howard and Reid will get an early look at some future collegiate opponents. DePaul signee Danielle Havel (Carmel) and Maggie Boyer (Lebanon/Miami, OH) will represent the Indiana squad.
The Louisville area is well represented on the Kentucky squad. In addition to Reid, Miss Basketball Tia Gibbs (Butler/Vandy), Ceria Ricketts (Fairdale/Arkansas), and Brittany Wilson (Manual/Dayton) will be on the Kentucky squad.
The ladies squad had their work cut out for them. They are 6-24 in the last 30 contests against the Hoosiers, and this year’s Indiana squad features Purdue, Tennessee, Indiana and Penn State signees.
Good luck to our future Lady Cards!
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Recommended Reading — Be sure check out a fascinating interview with Preston Knowles, one of Card Game’s favorite players, over at Hell In The Hall. A special young man, this Preston Knowles.