Monday, July 6, 2015
Christianna Carr visits Louisville...Dream hold off Storm -- Monday Cardinal Couple
CHRISTIANNA CARR VISITS LOUISVILLE
Christianna Carr, a 6'0" wing from Eden Prairie, MN spent Sunday in the 'Ville touring the UofL campus and facilities with the UofL assistant coaches as they get ready for a busy week of checking out the talent that is busy with AAU ball.
Carr could be a very good one. She started playing varsity high school basketball as an eighth grader in Eden Prairie and is ranked #5 in the class of 2018.
Carr is adept at shooting from the wing and displays great athleticism all over the court. She is particularly successful at finding open teammates and knocking down the mid-range jumper.
As a freshman last year, Carr received offers from Minnesota and Iowa State. It is not known if the Cards offered or not during her visit....with head coach Jeff Walz busy as an assistant coach with the USA U 19 WBB squad, it's doubtful...but it's always good to draw the interest of upcoming sophomore to the program.
ANGEL TO THE RESCUE...DREAM HOLD OFF STORM 72-64
Atlanta improves to 5-6 with the eight-point win over Seattle but it got dangerously close late in this one. The Dream saw a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter evaporate to one at 63-62 with 2:11 left in the game.
Angel to the rescue time.
Her "and 1" pushed Atlanta back to a 68-62 advantage and the Dream outscored Seattle 9-2 in the final two minutes to grab the victory. Sancho Lyttle nailed four free throws in the final minute to secure the "W".
McCoughtry had 23 points in the victory and Tiffany Hayes added 12 for Atlanta...who led the entire way.
Shoni Schimmel continues to do well in All-Star voting but can't get out of the Michael Cooper doghouse...seeing only two minutes in the win. #23 had a nice assist on a pass to Lyttle...but also created two turnovers while she was on the court.
It looks like Cooper has decided on Rutgers alum Matee Ajavon as his point guard for now...she looked impressive drawing the start and directing the Dream offense yesterday...seeing 27 minutes of court time
The veteran guard entered the league in 2008 and played with the Houston Comets a year until they folded. She went to the Washington Mystics in the dispersal draft where she played until this season. Matee was a big part of the 2006-07 Rutgers team that was runner ups for the NCAA title.