Since Louisville has joined the ACC the women’s basketball team has defeated Clemson by an average of 24 points. If we’re being honest there are years when the game against them seems a little boring because it comes amidst a string of routs. However, coming off of a tight game with Syracuse, a double overtime game with UT-Martin, and 1-point win at Kentucky this lopsided victory tonight seemed just a little more....victorious....than usual.
Dana Evans bounced back in a big way from her 3-16 shooting night against Syracuse. Tonight she had 27 points with 24 of those coming in a blistering first half. Elizabeth Balogun also scored all 15 of her points in the first half to which she added 5 blocked shots. Kylee Shook had 10 rebounds, 3 steals, and 2 blocks.
After the game Coach Walz spoke to Nick Curran and said, “We really played really well in that first half. We moved the basketball, knocked down open shots, things that you have to do against a team that’s going to play a zone.” He added, “Overall I was very, very pleased....really excited for us to come down here and to be able to win a game like this especially with how they just performed up at Notre Dame [71-55].”
Jeff said he challenged Elizabeth Balogun after Kendall Spray made a 3 in the 1st quarter and called this block a “big time play” pic.twitter.com/MLKvfbD2Eg— Rachel (@snicklefritz35) January 3, 2020
On Elizabeth Balogun he said he challenged her after Kendall Spray got a 3 in the first half. “That’s who she was on and after that nothing came easy. Then she came up with that huge block on that 3 in the second half and it leads to a layup for us so that was a big-time play for her.” He added, “I was really proud of her energy. I thought she really competed and that’s what we have to get from her every single night.”
Next up is Duke at home this Sunday the 5th at 2PM. Coach Walz said, “They’re coming off a 2-point loss at home to Wake Forest. I think they’ve lost back to back games so there’s no doubt they’re going to be coming in hungry.” The game can be seen on the ACC Network.