No. 5 Louisville cruises past Lafayette 92-48
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Sam Fuehring scored 13 points to help No. 5 Louisville cruise to a 92-48 victory over Lafayette in the second day of the Basketball Hall of Fame Challenge on Sunday.
The Cardinals (5-0) scored the first 14 points of the game and led by as many as 20 before the end of the first quarter. It was a dominating effort on both ends of the court for Louisville as the Leopards missed eight of their first nine shots and committed nine turnovers in the first 10 minutes.
Fuehring was perfect from the floor on six shots to finish a point off her career high of 14. She was one of 12 players who scored for the Cardinals.
Asia Durr added 13 for Louisville, which also got 12 from junior Mariya Moore and 11 from Briahanna Jackson. Forward Myisha Hines-Allen added 14 rebounds and a team-high five assists.
Lafayette (1-4) shot just 21.2 percent in the first half, and the Leopards were outrebounded by Louisville 62-28.
Olivia Gumbs and Ashley Lutz both led Lafayette with nine points. The Leopards starters combined to score just 11 points total.
Louisville: This was the kind of game where Louisville coach Jeff Walz envisioned getting significant playing time for his freshmen and reserves, and as the Cardinals extended the lead to 46 by the third period, he could do just that. Only one starter, Durr, played more than 20 minutes
Lafayette: Sunday marked the fourth straight double-digit loss for the Leopards. In each of those games they trailed by at least 20 points at some point in the contest. It could become five straight on Monday as their next opponent, Lafayette, beat Chattanooga, which crushed the Leopards 68-43
Louisville hosts Chattanooga Monday evening.
Lafayette plays Bowling Green Monday afternoon in Louisville.