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Friday, December 9, 2016

Speaking of....Lamar collects a few more -- FRIDAY CARDINALCOUPLE


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 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 check back throughout the day and I'll update as information comes in. 

Here's what I 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 or leave a comment.

Thank you. 

Now, back to climbing Mt. Everest...



Lamar in-flight to New York
You may have heard already, but ESPN dished out a bunch of college football awards last night. Louisville QB Lamar Jackson (and his Mom) were present in Atlanta to witness the event and Lamar did well, being awarded the Maxwell Award...for college football's player of the year...the Walter Camp Player of the Year award and making the All-American team as quarterback.

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

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? 



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



  1. Good luck on the stats search, Paulie. I tried to help but couldn't find anything either. Maybe try the coaches (high school and Louisville) SID's?

    Lamar is a shoo-in. I agree, Watson is probably second. Why did they invite the other three?

    I missed the broadcast. Went to hear the re-broadcast at the top of the site by clicking the microphone. What in the world is that annoying song the link leads to?

    -- The Real Joe Hill --

    1. LOL. It's from a Walking Dead episode. Called "Easy Street"'s a song that Negan was using to drive Daryl crazy in his cell. Pretty sure it's not The Beatles...


    2. I can see where that song could drive someone crazy. EWWWWW.

  2. I listened to the Walz radio show last night. No mention of Sam Fuehring but there are reports of her at practice this week. Walz offered up a new theory on free throws Paulie. It consists of getting better each game. Starting with going 2 for 20 against the next opponent, then improving to 4 of 20 the next game. That would be improvement. And so on and so forth. The thing is, they are shooting 63% and although that is below your standards of 70% in the Fred Category it isn't all that bad.

    Easy Street. An under-rated classic. Up there with Stairway to Heaven and We are the Champions, if you ask me.

    Nick O.

  3. Paulie are you hearing anything about a fight in practice that may have got Sam suspended?

    1. Is gets physical in practice it was a rough two game losing streak.Go Card stay strong.

    2. Nope. You're the second person to mention that theory. Not that I would know... but my theories are.

      A) Had Easy Street on her IPod
      B) Thought Jeff Brohm should have gone to Indiana
      C) Jaywalking
      D) Didn't have a problem with the Paulie cell phone controversy

      I know nothing. in many areas.


    3. Maybe it was just a mis-undertanding. Maybe Walz mentioned suspenders and she heard suspension?

  4. Fight happen in practice sometime they happen in games.

  5. Good update on the baby birds.
    Go cards.

  6. Hope Sam get back into the rotation for the Western Kentucky game,we need her @ the 4 & 5 spots.


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