#5 UofL Women Steamroll Belmont - wave3.com-Louisville News, Weather & Sports

#5 UofL Women Steamroll Belmont

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Asia Durr and Ciera Johnson scored 18 points apiece as No. 5 Louisville defeated Belmont 73-50 in the Cardinals' home opener on Sunday.
    
Mariya Moore added 13 points for Louisville (2-0), which shot 47.7 percent from the field, compared with 32 percent for Belmont (1-1).
    
After scoring a career-high of 24 points on Friday, Durr continued her hot start to her sophomore year with 7 of 12 shooting, including 4 of 8 from 3-point range.
    
Louisville opened the game 7 of 10 from the field and took a 10-point first quarter lead.
    
In the second quarter, Belmont cut Louisville's lead to nine after a 7-0 run capped by a 3-pointer by Kylee Smith. Louisville coach Jeff Walz called a timeout and the Cardinals ended the final 4:16 of the first half on a 15-2 run.
    
For the second consecutive game, Louisville surpassed the 20-assist total as a team. Moore had six of Louisville's 21 assists, along with 5 rebounds.
    
Smith scored a team-high 13 points for Belmont.

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