Golden Eagles Fall 70-53 at No. 14/13 Louisville
Jan. 3, 2012
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Shoni Schimmel scored 17 points and Bria Smith had 14 of her 16 in the second half to lead No. 14 Louisville over Marquette 70-53 on Tuesday night.
Becky Burke added 13 points and Cierra Warren 10 for Louisville (13-2, 2-0 Big East), which went on a 16-6 run over the final 5:29 of the game to win its sixth straight since a Dec. 4 loss to Kentucky.
Sarina Simmons, who returned from a first-half collision with Louisville's Asia Taylor, scored 17 points to lead the Golden Eagles (9-6, 0-2).
Schimmel helped the Cardinals overcome a 3-of-13 start from the field by scoring 10 of Louisville's first 20 points.
Katherine Plouffe, Marquette's leading scorer coming in, was held to two points on 1-of-4 shooting.
The Golden Eagles return to action Saturday, Jan. 7 at the Al McGuire Center against Seton Hall at 7 p.m.
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