Angel Scare

Angel McCoughtry lying on the floor, woozy and bleeding, being helped to the locker room in front of her stunned teammates. It was the worst possible scenario for the Lady Cards.

The Louisville women’s basketball team is a exceptionally good one when McCoughtry is healthy. Her teammates almost had an opportunity to find how badly they needed her when McCoughtry banged heads with a UK player at the 16:19 mark in the second half, U of L leading by 20 points. Over the next several minutes, the Cards would score only five points while the Lexington team trimmed the deficit to eight points.

U of L players and fans started breathing again when McCoughtry returned with a bandaged forehead and a new jersey number. Her presence was all that was needed to assure the win; well, that, some good defense, and a few more points from their Angel. Final score: 80-65, fourth straight win over UK women.

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Carly Omerod, who rejected Louisville for UK, apparently doesn’t start anymore. Wound up with four points.

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Skeptical about women’s basketball? Don’t be. Angel McCoughtry won’t be here forever.

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Charlie Springer

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

3 thoughts on “Angel Scare

  • December 21, 2007 at 2:34 pm

    Is the announcing done by Gupton and the blonde always as poorly done as last night(blatantly rooting for the Wildcats,enjoying an opponents injury,etc) or was it simply so skewed because it was against an in state rival?
    It is no wonder so many people out in the state have such an inaccurate and skewed perspective on things if this is what they hear during each game.

  • December 21, 2007 at 3:14 pm

    Omerod had been injured for a couple games, I’m not positive on the details though. Th game last night may have been her first one back.

    Scary to see Angel go down, but her return is the thing legends are made of (if it had been closer anyway). To borrow a men’s term – she’s an absolute stud.

  • December 21, 2007 at 5:19 pm

    Gupton seemed desperate for a UK comeback, even though they were behind by 15 points with less than a minute to play.

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