Van Lith Shines as Cards Survive Wake Forest

Van Lith Shines as Cards Survive Wake Forest
Hailey Van Lith comes to the rescue for the Cards in the ACC Tournament (Source: UofL Athletics)

GREENSBORO, Nc. (WAVE) - University of Louisville freshman, Hailey Van Lith scored a season-high 24 points and helped No. 5 Louisville pull away in the fourth quarter to beat Wake Forest 65-53 in Friday’s ACC quarterfinals.

ACC player of the year, Dana Evans struggled, finishing with only eight points on 3-15 shooting. But, the Cards got big games from Van Lith, as well as Ramani Parker and Ahlana Smith. ’'I told them before we came down here, I said, `A lot of people are going to get the chance to play’ because you can’t just play six or seven 40 minutes, three days in a row,’' head coach, Jeff Walz said.

The Cards will meet Syracuse in Saturday’s semifinals. The Orange advanced to a last second putback by Kamilla Kordoso to beat Florida State 68-67.

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