Louisville wins 5 straight, improving to 10-4 overall

Louisville's Hailey Van Lith did not dress or start against Longwood.Cards02
Louisville's Hailey Van Lith did not dress or start against Longwood.Cards02 /

After losing to the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, Louisville hasn’t lost in their last five outings, dominating so in convincing fashion. The Cardinals have outscored their opponents by a total of 155 points over the past five matchups with their most convincing being their 73-point thumping of SIUE.

However, in unique fashion, Hailey Van Lith was not the leading scorer in last night’s matchup against DePaul. Chrislyn Carr led the Cardinals with 21 points and 17 rebounds. Standing at 5-foot-5, a guard like Carr is not expected to make a huge impact in the rebounding department, but she decided to impact the game in multiple ways against the Blue Demons.

Not only was Carr the leading scorer, but she was also extremely efficient. She finished the game shooting 7-for-13 from the field and 50% from behind the arc, adding 100% from the free throw line. A career game for the Syracuse transfer.

Following close behind was Louisville standout Hailey Van Lith with 17 points. She finished the game shooting a mere 1-for-5 from three, but her teammates picked up where she was inefficient. Joining Carr with an impressive percentage from deep is Merissah Russell who went 3-for-3 from deep.

Coach Jeff Walz has to feel excited about the now five-game winning streak after dropping two in a row. His team has been balling and are coming together to win as a team, rather than just rely on Van Lith’s sole production.

Next up for Louisville is Carr’s old team, the Syracuse Orange. Tip-off is set for 7:00 PM at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, KY on December 29, 2022.