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Not a good way to end a basketball season or a second “final home game” in Freedom Hall, the Louisville women’s basketball team losing to Bradley 69-59 in the Women’s Basketball Invitational, a tournament for non-qualifiers.

Long after many fans had left the building, Jeff Walz and crew were still huddled in one of those impromptu team meetings associated with disappointing teams. Monique Reid scored 27 of Louisville’s points but the Lady Cards are done, with a 14-18 won-loss record.


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By Charlie Springer

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

3 thoughts on “Bradley Dumps Lady Cards, 69-59”
  1. Official attendance listed on the final statistics sheet provided by the University of Louisville listed the crowd at 691.

    Poor shooting was the culprit in this one.The Cards struggled to make only 7 of 32 attempts in the first half (21.9%) and still only trailed by nine at the half. Those woes continued in the second stanza…Louisville down by 20 at several points…until a late flurry got the Cards back to within seven with a Becky Burke three with 2:44 to go.

    By that time, though, Louisville star Monique Reid was on the bench with five fouls, 27 points and 8 boards.

    Was honored to have the “observer” spend the first half with me on press row watching the action. We had our choice of seats…and could have staged multiple family reunions with the space availability.

    Enjoyed it, Charlie. Wish the game would have been a little more exciting.

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