Chestnut Hill, Mass. -- The No. 11 Louisville Cardinals fly north to face the Boston College Eagles.
Last Time Out
The Cardinals put on another spectacular second half, led by Myisha Hines-Allen, to defeat the Virginia Cavaliers,74-59.
Despite the return of Faith Randolph, the Cavaliers could not muster up enough to get the win.
The Cardinals took a 22-17 lead in the first period. Mariya Moore was crucial for Louisville putting up 12 points.
The Cavaliers controlled the second period outscoring Louisville, 16-15. Virginia was able to score five points off of two offensive rebounds. Despite outscoring the Cardinals, the Cavaliers could not pull ahead in the second period.
Myisha Hines-Allen dominated the third period for the Cardinals. Hines-Allen connected on 3-of-6, grabbing seven points for Louisville. The Cardinals capitalized in the paint grabbing 10 of their 15 points.
Louisville held Virginia scoreless for nearly four minutes before closing out the third period ahead of the Cavaliers, 52-45.
The Cardinals proved to again be a force in the paint in the final period grabbing 12-of-22 points. Louisville's defense proved to be the difference-maker in the final period as the Cardinals outscored Virginia, 22-14. The Cardinals were able to force four Virginia turnovers, converting the turnovers into eight points. Despite Randolph's attempt to rally the Cavaliers in the final period, the Cardinals shut down all efforts. Louisville closed out the contest on an 8-0 run to defeat the Cavaliers, 74-59.
The Cardinals had four players post double-figures: Myisha Hines-Allen paced Louisville posting 22 points and grabbing 11 boards (eighth double-double). Mariya Moore's dominate performance in the first half earned her 18 points and five assists. Asia Durr tallied 15 points in 23 minutes played, and Briahanna Jackson added 11 points and four assists.
Louisville shot 49.1% from the field connecting on 28 shots from the field, five from beyond the arc. The Cardinals held the advantage on the boards outrebounding the Cavaliers 41-27.
Myisha Hines-Allen leads Louisville in scoring putting up 16.7 points and pulling down 8.0 rebounds while connecting on 53.7% of her shots. Mariya Moore sits at second racking up 15.2 points while dishing out 126 assists on the season. Briahanna Jackson is tallying 11.3 points and collecting a team-best 60 steals. Asia Durr rounds out the top scorers chipping in 10.8 points per game.
Cortnee Walton leads the Cardinals on the offensive glass, pulling down 117 on the season while chipping in 6.2 points per game.
Scouting the Eagles
Boston College has won two of their last three games. Most recently, the Eagles defeated Clemson 67-64.
Prior the win over Clemson, Boston College had dropped the previous seven contests. The Eagles' had not grabbed a win since facing Pittsburg on January 21st.
Kelly Hughes was instrumental for the Eagles putting up 21 points and grabbing seven boards. Mariella Fasoula chipped in 16 points while Emilee Daley and Kailey Edwards added 10 points apiece.
On the season, Hughes is pacing the team posting 14.3 points and grabbing 5.9 boards. Fasoula is chipping in 14.1 points and 5.2 rebounds while boasting a team-high 24 blocks. Rounding out the top scorers, Nicole Boudreau is adding 7.4 points knocking down 40 threes.
The Cardinals and the Eagles tip off at 1 PM. The contest will air on BCEagles.TV on the Boston College athletics website.