TRYING TO FIND STATS SAGA
I woke up this morning with a brilliant idea. That doesn't happen very often for me, so I was fairly excited -- or, at least as excited as I can get at 6:30 a.m. Why not do an article on how Louisville WBB's trio for 2017 are doing so far this season at their respective high schools? I should have thought about climbing Mt. Everest in a speedo, back-pack and flip-flops. It probably would have been easier...i'd probably ditch that climbing idea in the first 30 seconds. I stayed on this pursuit for two hours. A waste of time.
The three young women I speak of are Lindsey Duvall, from Bullitt East, Dana Evans, out of West Side (Gary), IN and Loretta Kakala, who plays for Manteca, CA. I figured our readers would like to know more about them. So would I.
After about an hour of Internet research, I realized this task would not be easy...so I started sending texts and e-mails to people I thought might know. As of 9:30 a.m., I hadn't gotten any replies. I'm holding out hope I eventually might...so check back throughout the day and I'll update as information comes in.
Here's what I have...so far.
Duvall has played in four games this season. Her Chargers are 2-2. They have wins over Presentation (Louisville) and Southwestern (Somerset, KY). Close losses to Louisville Male and Louisville Butler. Lindsey had 27 points against Butler, including five threes, in a game that Bullitt East led early in but eventually lost 84-72. The Chargers are undertaking a brutal schedule in the early going and they travel to Henderson County tonight for a game. If you're a Cardinal fan in the area, you might want to go see her play.
Evans and her West Side squad are 7-1 on the season. She had 33 points against powerhouse Chicago Marshall last out. They threw a box and chaser against her the entire game and she still lit up the scoreboard for that many. She's also excited about coming to Louisville. She's on the 2017 Naismith Trophy Girls High School Player of the Year watch list...along with Kakala.
More on Evans, courtesy of James and Dana, too:
-- Averaging 36.9 ppg in eight games
-- 7.9 rebounds
-- 4.9 steals
-- 6.3 assists
-- 48% shooting (104/215)
-- 32% from three (15/47)
-- 73% free throws (70/96)
Sounds pretty prolific, right?
Kakala. Her team is 1-2. And that's about all I know. They like her in California.
If you can help out on any or all of these three, shoot me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment.
Now, back to climbing Mt. Everest...
LAMAR ADDS A COUPLE MORE TO THE STASH
|Lamar in-flight to New York|
Deshawn Watson, who will probably finish second in the voting for the Heisman Saturday night, won the Davey O'Brien award for best quarterback in the nation. The Clemson senior is good, no doubt, but one has to wonder if the voters already figured Lamar was going to win the Camp and Maxwell awards and felt they had to put a little "something, something" on Watson's plate.
We'll see. I expect our columnist Case Hoskins will go into more of this in Saturday's article.We'll discuss it also on the Saturday radio show THE CARDINAL COUPLE RADIO HOUR...which airs on...wait for it....Saturday at 11 a.m. on WCHQ 100.9 FM and on-line at crescenthillradio.com
Download the WCHQ app. It's easy to do.
Also, an apology for not having a link for last week's rebroadcast. It just vanished into thin air, we suppose...we never got an explanation about what happened to it. It may be in my back-pack for the Everest trip. Maybe Lamar Jackson collected it? Where's Alfred Hitchcock when you need him?
A-TAYY is OK
Thanks to reader and former columnist Sandy W. for sending this link about former Cardinal great and current Austrialian hoops star Asia Taylor. She's a favorite, you know, here at Cardinal Couple!
Seems A-Tayy was sidelined by a concussion. It may be the only thing that can stop her over in the Land Down Under...
LINK: Asia Taylor returns for Sydney Flames