FRIDAYS WITH DARYL
Hello readers and hello 2023 !
|(Josie and Kasa celebrate Daryl getting a few days off)|
I enjoyed my time off from work to close out the end of December... it was a much needed break from work and a schedule. I got to hang out with my friends, family and cat as well as do some home improvement projects with the help of some holiday gifts. I hope you also had the opportunity to slow down and enjoy your favorite things.
|Paulie's buddies -- Valerie and Gia -- brighten up any sidelines)|
The Yellow Jackets were winless in the ACC heading into this one and looking to find a meaningful win against the Cards. UofL looking to turn things around as well, coming off a loss on Sunday vs Duke. The Cards came out victorious while GT gave them all they could handle. If it weren't for a 16-8 second quarter the entire Yum Center wouldn't have had any fingernails left.
Check out the recap below..
|Coach Walz seeks clarity on a officiating decision)|
8-12 66.7% Cards
6-15 40% GT
Reb. 8-5 GT
0-1 0% Cards
2-6 33.3% GT
GT came out with some energy even though they did not put their two leading scorers, Cameron Swartz and Bianca Jackson in the starting lineup. With the Cards up 10-9 on GT at the first media time out, HVL lead all scorers with 6 points from her 3 shot attempts. However, the Yellow Jackets showed no fear of UofL as they dominated the boards before Nyla Harris entered the game with a couple minutes left in the 1Q. She had 3 of the Cards 5 total in her 3 minutes on the floor.
|(Coach Walz offers a counterpoint)|
6-15 40% Cards
3-13 23.1% GT
Reb. 10-7 Cards
0-2 0% Cards
1-5 20% GT
|(Is Archery a spring sport at UofL and will Josie|
try out, if it is?)
End of 3Q 16-14 GT
5-14 35.7% Cards
6-12 50% GT
Reb. 9-6 GT
1-2 50% Cards
|(Morgan takes the shot in front of what appears|
to be a Volleyball net)
Morgan Jones exited within a minute of the second half starting, perhaps turned an ankle or got a foot stepped on... not sure... but she was able to jog off the court herself. The first three of the game for the Cards and points for Carr came with 8 min left in the 3Q to put the Cards up 35-28. GT closed the quarter on 6-0 run to close the final 2 minutes of the quarter and make it 40-46 Cards.
End of 4Q
6-15 40% Cards
5-11 45.5% GT
Reb. 10-5 Cards
0-2 0% Cards
1-1 100% GT
|(Olivia goes in for two)|
|(It looked like the Cards could have used|
Freddy Farm Bureau on the glass for most of this one)
REBOUNDING -- The Cards struggled on the boards early, GT dominating 8-3 at one point in the 1Q but UofL ended up winning that battle 31-29. I would still like to see the bigs get a couple more grabs. lower case r
EFFORT/EXECUTION -- UofL shot 45% from the field as a team but struggled behind the arc making only 1-7 attempts on the night. HVL mentioned in the post game how hard the Yellow Jackets were defending the guards so the Cards found other ways to score with 30 of their total points coming in the paint. Only 12 points came from the Cards bench.. Kasa struggled to get her few attempts to fall. At times, the team looked lost on offense on who to go to as they went deep into the shot clock and chucked a couple of off-balanced and ill-planned shot attempts up. lower case e
|(PHOTOS BY JARED ANDERSON -- Including this|
great shot of Liz going to the hoop,)
|(Hailey tells the ACC Network all about it)|
THEY SAID IT
Enjoy your weekend!