Sometimes we go from feast to famine in terms of news to report about UofL women's athletics here at CARDINAL COUPLE. Today...it's an all-you-can-eat buffet in terms of events that happened on Sunday.
KATIE GEORGE FINISHES 11TH. IN MISS USA PAGEANT
Louisville native and member of the Louisville Volleyball team Katie George survived two rounds in the Miss USA Pageant Sunday but wasn't selected to reach the final five in Baton Rouge.
George made the final 15 but was knocked out of the competition after the swimsuit competition. Voters took to the Internet to save her, however...and the social media and online voting got her back into the mix...boosting her into the 11th. and final spot in the next round.
|Katie fans watch on TV. Photo by our buddy Scott Utterback.|
Still, a great effort by the Louisville senior and overwhelming support for her on-line. A lot to be proud of in her representation of Kentucky in the pageant.
USA U 19 GETS 30 FROM WILSON IN 85-82 WIN OVER AUSTRALIA
Aja Wilson went a perfect 14-14 from the charity stripe, scored 30 points and the USA U 19 women's basketball team held on late to win by three in an exhibition game Sunday in Mercia, Spain.
Mariya Moore added 11 points, eight rebounds and five assists for the USA...who lead 79-69 with 3:50 to play, but saw Australia rally to make it 83-82 with 14 seconds remaining in the game.
Crystal Dangerfield was fouled by the Aussies with 10 seconds left and hit both to give the USA the three-point edge. Australia could not come up with a three to force overtime as time expired.
University of Louisville soon-to-be sophomore Moore started for USA and played 35 minutes...the most of any of the USA team members. She was 4-12 from the floor and 1-6 from three-point range. Moore went 2-2 from the free throw line
and grabbed eight rebounds. She also had five assists and three steals for USA.
Katie Lou Samuelson will not be joining the team in Spain. Dangerfield, a UConn commit, had 10 second half points as a part of her 12.
The Aussies got big efforts from Kristy Wallace (Baylor) with 23 points and Alicia Froling (SMU) who added 20.
USA will take on the Canadians today at noon.
ANGEL'S 32 LEAD DREAM OVER LIBERTY
Foul play at work yesterday in Atlanta...the Dream and Liberty shot 70 free throws in Atlanta's 84-76 win over New York. Tiffany Hayes was called for five 3rd. quarter fouls and fouled out early in the fourth in the whistle-happy contest.
Angel and her squad enjoyed a 19 point lead early in the third quarter but saw it evaporate due to the efforts of New York's Tina Charles, Epiphanny Prince and Brittany Boyd.
After trailing since early in the first quarter, the Liberty took a 69-67 lead with 5:47 to play. The Dream battled back, though, and came back from trailing 74-73 with three minutes to go with a 9-2 final run.
Shoni Schimmel saw seven minutes off the bench and contributed two points on 1-3 shooting. She had three assists, two rebounds and two turnovers.
The win was Atlanta's first over New York in three attempts this season. The Dream play six in a row on the road now...including a match up against Phoenix Tuesday night that will be televised on SportsSouth.
RADIO AVAILABLE ON SOUNDCLOUD NOW
In case you missed our Saturday CARDINAL COUPLE HOUR broadcast, it is now on the SoundCloud for listening. We had us a real good time, y'all...with a seven-minute Jeff Walz interview, a quiz and discussion on a lot of hoops and UofL women's sports topics. Paulie and Worldwide even managed to agree on a few things during the show and the studio was invaded by dogs at the end of the broadcast.
THE JULY 11TH CARDINAL COUPLE BROADCAST