Wednesday, July 15, 2015
USA U 19 sinks Spain by 24 -- Wednesday Cardinal Couple
SWEEP COMPLETE IN SPAIN FOR USA U 19... WALZ AND MOORE
The USA U-19 completed the sweep of the Spanish U 19 International Invitational Tuesday afternoon with a 75-51 win over the Spain U19 team.
Hey....this one was just like Louisville WBB over Austin Peay or EKU in pre-conference play but with a bit of wondering on where was this Spanish team that challenged USA last year in the finals of the World Championships.
Angela Salvadores last year...40 points in a three-point loss to this USA squad.
This year Salvadores goes 1-10 in 16 minutes. Two points. On her home court.
Probably because she is headed to Duke for a scholarship...right? We know how Coach P ruins talent (and assistants) in Durham. OK, we jest here...but...
Or maybe the USA decided to guard "Sal" in the 2015 re-match. Whatever....she was a non-factor.
This one was 16-5 early and basically over. Remember that Australia beat the Spanish by 20+ yesterday. USA couldn't have been overly concerned about yesterday game against the Spanish after seeing the assassination by the Aussies.
A'ja Wilson with 15 and 10 in this one.
Glad she's in the SEC. Shakayla Thomas (FSU) off the bench for 12. A headache Walz will have to deal with in the ACC.
She's that good.
I'm also glad Chatrice White is at Illinois and in the BIG 10. Despite all the flack and friction going on in Champaign...she's going to be a All-Conference candidate.
55-35 USA after three quarters. The only way USA was going to lose this one is if the Atlanta Dream had shown up to play the final ten minutes.
Louisville's Mariya Moore started and had seven points and three assists in 18 minutes. Quietly confident...knows her skills and when to bring them...
The squad moves to Russia now for the World Championships. A couple of tuneup games there. Walz and Moore continue to enjoy European Vacation 2015.
All we need is Chevy Chase, Wally World and Cousin Eddie.
SHONI, ANGEL NAMED WNBA ALL-STAR GAME STARTERS
The fans have spoken and former Louisville players and current Atlanta Dream teammates Angel McCoughtry and Shoni Schimmel will start in the July 25th. WNBA All-Star Game for the Eastern Division.
Both finished second in the voting for their positions. It'll be McCoughtry's fourth All-Star game in a row.
The Dream may be glad to see the mid-season break. They played the first of six straight on the road last night and were handled by the Phoenix Mercury last night 80-71.
Atlanta led this one 48-38 at the half but the wheels fell off in the final 20 minutes against Griner and Bonner...a 11-0 Phoenix run to end the third quarter had this one pretty much headed for the "W" column for the Mercs.
Angel with a rough night...3-20 from the field and 11 points. It does appear Shoni is working her way back into shape and out of the Cooper doghouse...off the bench last night for 30 minutes.
She tallied 12 points...all from three point range and added five assists, rebounds and turnovers. Good idea to play her more on this western road swing where she'll pack 'em in the seats...