Defending A-10 Champs Dominated by Louisville

Nov. 20, 2011

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Xavier women’s basketball team couldn’t overcome a slow offensive start and fell 62-44 to No. 9/10 Louisville Sunday afternoon at the KFC Yum Center.

With the loss, the Musketeers fell to 1-2 on the season while the Cardinals improved to 3-1 with the win.

Sophomore Ashley Wanninger and led the way and tied a career high with 10 points, all of which came in the second half. Redshirt-junior Amber Gray was second in scoring with eight points on the night.

Becky Burke and Cierra Warren led the way for the Cards with 10 points each.

UL led the way 31-12 at the end of the first half on 11-of-31 from the field for 35.5 percent.

Xavier’s 44 points was the least points scored by a Musketeer squad since a 44-43 loss at Dayton February 14, 2008.

The Musketeers got off to a slow start in the first half, hitting just 17.9 percent in the first frame. Gray led the way for XU with four points in the first frame. Gray also led all players with six boards.

The Cardinals were led by Warren and Burke with eight points each. Smith led the way on the glass for UL with four rebounds.

Jessica Pachko’s putback at the 18:30 mark in the first frame gave XU a 4-0 lead but the Musketeers hit a snag offensively as they went on a nearly 11-minute scoring drought from the field that wasn’t snapped until Tyeasha Moss hit a 3-pointer with 7:40 left in the first frame to cut the UL lead to 11-8. The Cards opened up the scoring from then on going on a 20-4 run to end the period.

For a more complete recap check back to GoXavier.com.

 

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