Finding obscure schools to fill out schedules is an art.

Also great for instilling confidence in young players, as occurred Wednesday during the Louisville women’s basketball team’s 100-34 laugher over Houston Baptist.

UofL jumped out to an 18-2 lead without breaking a sweat and on to a 57-26 lead at half while clearing the bench.

Monique Reid and Sheronne Vails shared scoring honors with 18 points each. Reid played only 15 minutes, Vails, in relief, getting hers in 22 minutes.

Meanwhile, Shoni Schimmel’s confidence continues to grow by leaps and bounds, handing out five assists and committing zero turnovers. She also had three three-pointers, smoothness in action. Check out this Schimmel sequence (she’s No. 23):

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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.

5 thoughts on “Walk in the park for Lady Cards”
  1. Wish we could have banked some of the unneeded points for when we play the other Huskies.

    But it sure was fun!

  2. Vails blocked seven shots, eclipsing one of the longest-standing marks in U of L’s record book. Becky Pope notched six blocks against Marshall in a 1979 game at Freedom Hall.

  3. After giving up the first two of the game, Louisville scored 26 straight over a eight minute period. They started the second half on a 17-0 run, allowing the Huskies just eight second half points…best defensive half in UofL women’s basketball history. The 66 point win is the 3rd largest margin of victory in Lady Cards history as well. This is the eleventh time the Cards have reached the century mark in a game and first time for a Jeff Walz coached team.

    6466 is being kind in announced attendance by UofL. I put it more like 4000. Unless they were all up on the UPS Observation Deck. (Oops, sorry…wrong sport)

    Houston Baptist went 3-22 in the final twenty minutes and Sheronne Vails outscored them in the second half by 2 points.

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