The New York Liberty, with our alumnae Kylee Shook and Jazmine Jones, went down to defeat 80-63 against the Las Vegas Aces and another alumna, Angel McCoughtry. The margin wasn't as wide as a couple of us feared it would be on the Cardinal Couple Radio Hour yesterday.
McCoughtry was the most productive Card with 10 points, six rebounds, a pair of assists, and several blocks. Jaz Jones put in nine points, and pulled down a trio of rebounds. Shook got four rebounds and had part of a block.
Also in action, the Seattle Storm beat the Chicago Sky, 88-74; and the Indiana Fever went down to defeat at the hands of the Dallas Wings, 82-78.
Myisha Hine-Allen will be the only former Cardinal in action today at 4pm as her Washington Mystics take on the Connecticut Sun. This one is on NBC Sports. The Mercury and Lynx will tangle at 6pm, and the Dream and the Sparks will be at 8pm.
All-America Honors for Verbal Commit
The MaxPreps 2020 preseason All-America team was announced a few days ago, and a Louisvillian, verbally committed to play at UofL was amongst the honorees. Elena Scott, at Mercy made the 2nd team honors. Scott is listed as a 5'8" setter.
At 5'8", setting will be a challenge at the college level for Scott, as typically teams look for taller setters so they can be more effective in blocking on the front row. Tori Dilfer is 5'11", though Rachel DeMarcus, joining this year as a transfer, is only 5'7".
Scott will be joining a team, next fall, that will already have three setters on the roster. Assuming Dilfer decides to take advantage of the extra year of eligibility from the NCAA, she, DeMarcus, and Jamie Vassilou will all still be on the roster and all are listed as setters.
Aiko Jones is a redshirt sophomore outside hitter this year. I have sung her praises as a player, as a person, and occasionally as a videographer.
Aiko typically posts videos on her YouTube channel that give glimpses into what life is like for a young woman in her home, Kingston Jamaica, and coming to Louisville to play Division 1 volleyball.
Jones has now put her video editing talents to use in creating a video that she has called, "Voices". She has gotten friends from here at UofL and across the country, to share about their experiences and their lives as people of color. It is a powerful video, helped by being well edited and put together. I encourage you to watch it, and consider that these are all young men and women who are being targeted and victimized by racism and bigotry, both by individuals and systemically.
Cardinal Couple Radio Hour
While you're over at YouTube, you can also check out the latest Cardinal Couple Radio Hour with the full house, Jared, Case, Paulie, and myself, all on the line.
WNBA action, the above volleyball All-America honors, and the departure of Sean Moth from UofL Athletics were all discussed. I particularly enjoyed the discussion highlighting and honoring Moth for his years of service at the microphone here at Uofl.
And, of course, another Cardinal Couple quiz. Check it out below.