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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Cardinals would make Clark Kellogg proud.


A SNOWY SUNDAY @ CARDINAL COUPLE:

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-SpurtABILITY in Lady Cards vocabulary.

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-Pitino wins a huge one

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-Marion County rolls on


-Soccer today at 4 p.m
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The affable basketball announcer is widely credited with creating the word "spurtability" and the term describes how the Lady Cards handled Dayton yesterday. The ex-NBAer who has also shot "horse" with President Obama would have enjoyed the way the Cards took a 20-2 run to go from trailing the Flyers 8-4 to leading them 24-10. Schimmel with a three to cut it to one. Vails in the paint putting the Cards up to stay, Reid nails a jumper. Justine Raterman counters to bring it back to a one point game but Tia Gibbs drains a three and Keisha Hines follows with a layup off a steal. Paying attention? That's five different Lady Cards scoring. Reid then nails a free throw. Charmaine Tay gets a putback. Reid another layup off a turnover and a Schimmel three.
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SpurtABILITY, oh yeah...the Cardinals talk it.
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Another run in the second half for Louisville when Dayton cuts the Cardinal lead to 36-28. The Cards go on a 16-4 run...Keisha Hines and Monique Reid getting 6 points each in the spurt and Louisville is out of danger at 52-32.
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Ironically, it was a brief Dayton spurt at the end of the game that made the score look respectable for them. Louisville led 66-44 after two Reid free throws at the 4:11 mark. The Flyers outscored the Cards 11-3 the rest of the way, as Walz emptied the bench and the Flyers capitalized. Final score 69-55 in one that wasn't really that close.
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Jeff Walz talks about the tough six game stretch that the Cards are currently in the midst of and the road ahead is tough. Louisville started these key six games with the Kentucky win and beating Dayton yesterday. Next is BIG EAST foe Cincinnati up at their place...the only BIG EAST team Louisville will play twice this year and not the cupcake they were several years ago. Janelle Elliott (one of Geno's prodigies) has the Bearcats competitive and playing smart basketball. Louisville went 1-1 against them last year, losing in Freedom Hall 74-68 on Feb. 2nd.
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After the Bearcats, it's the Duel in the Sun in Vegas...where the Cards face Marist on Saturday, Houston on Sunday and Nebraska on Monday Dec 2oth. All three were post season participants last year and the three schools went a combined 75-27.
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Survive and advance. A good prep for the demanding BIG EAST schedule that Louisville will jump into with both feet. Beginning January 4th, the Lady Cards will play 15 straight BIG EAST games.
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Louisville shot a solid 40.3% for the game...the deep ball being the only dismal stat. Louisville was 4-17 beyond the arc, Schimmel going 3-7, Tia Gibbs 1-5 and Sherrone Vails, Becky Burke, Shelby Harper and Charmaine Tay a combined 0-5.
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Burke had only 2 points in the game, a late score...but played 25 minutes, grabbed six rebounds and handed out an assist. Her defense has really improved over last year and she has shown she can contribute in many other way besides scoring.
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The Lady Cards revealed their version of the Twelve Days of Christmas holiday song yesterday on the overhead monitors and it's a enjoyable singalong. They all have fairly good voices. We're waiting on the Jeff Walz Christmas download now...he didn't sing with the girls in their video.
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We wonder what Christmas tunes Walz would belt out? I bet his wife would do a version of the Eagles hit... Please come home for Christmas. I can hear Walz singing Deck the Halls with basketballs and volley with Leonid Yelin in a duet. He probably won't be singing You're All I Want for Christmas to indefinitely suspended Cardinal sophomore forward Asia Taylor....
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Nice win for Pitino and crew to start the day in the KFC YUM Center by beating UNLV 77-69. The men's team is still undefeated and the YUM was wild and crazy yesterday during this one.
10-28 from three point land, Preston Knowles with a big second half and 20 points.
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Kyvin Goodin-Rogers had 17 points and 10 boards in MARION COUNTY'S 55-50 win over Madison Central Saturday. Marion County is 3-0 and plays again today.
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Louisville men's soccer team play in the finals of the NCAA Championship Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. The Cards face Akron. Louisville coach Ken Lolla coached at Akron before coming to Louisville. The man must know a little "something-something" about soccer. Louisville is undefeated going into the game, Akron has lost once. ESPN 2 will have the coverage.

2 comments:

  1. It was a tough loss for the Dayton team but they played very hard and until the final buzzer. Louisville is very fortunate to have Schimmel and you'll do well in the Big East.

    #1 Flyers Fan

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  2. THANKS! for checking us out and good luck to the Flyers the rest of the season. WE haven't seen so many tall, white athletic girls since they were doing a casting call for PIPPI LONGSTOCKING...lol

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