Hammond Leads UofL women to Ninth Straight Win

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Sara Hammond scored 16 of Louisville's first 20 points and the No. 4 Cardinals held off Virginia 67-55 on Sunday.

The senior forward finished with 20 points as Louisville (17-1, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) won its ninth straight and remained perfect in the conference to sit atop the ACC standings.

Virginia (13-5, 3-2) trailed by five with 10 minutes left. Myisha Hines-Allen's jumper with 2:29 remaining put the Cardinals up 61-50 to seal the win. Hines-Allen scored 15 of her 17 points in the second half.

The Cardinals dominated 52-24 in the paint, scoring 50 or more inside for the sixth time this season. That allowed the Cardinals to overcome missing all nine 3s and poor shooting from the free throw line (11 of 26).

Faith Randolph led the Cavaliers with 24 points, her third straight game with 23 or more points. Sarah Imovbioh added 11 points and 15 rebounds.

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