ST. THOMAS, US Virgin Islands (AP) – Jazmine Jones scored 24 points and Louisville number 8 defended the nasty Texas-Arlington in the second half with a 76-67 victory on Thursday at the Paradise Jam Tournament.
Dana Evans added 19 points and Elizabeth Balogun scored 12 for Cardinals (6-0), who saw Lady Mavericks retaliate from a 16-point deficit in the fourth quarter.
Louisville advanced 70-54 on Evans 3 points with 6 minutes and 29 seconds remaining. But Texas-Arlington ran a 13-2 run for the next five minutes, losing five points, 72-67, in defense of Katie Mayhue, with 1:33 remaining.
Jones and Evans hit four free throws in the final 37 seconds to seal the cardinals' victory.
Lady Mavericks also attacked Louisville in the first half, leading with up to five points at the end of the first quarter, before taking the lead by 21-20.
Texas-Arlington led 26-25, with 7:01 remaining in the second quarter, when the Cardinals made an 8-0 race, with Jones jumper remaining 5:01, to a 33-26 lead that put Louisville in the lead. front. stay.
Claire Chastain finished with 22 points and Marie Benson scored 16 for Lady Mavericks (4-1).
Louisville: The Cardinals won the 101st consecutive match against an unrated opponent, with his career taking place in the first weeks of the 2015-2016 season.
Texas-Arlington: Despite the defeat, Lady Mavericks is still at their best opening stretch since the 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 seasons, when they posted five straight wins.
Louisville starts the game early again Friday at Paradise Jam, facing the state of Oklahoma.
Texas-Arlington faces their second top 10 opponent on Friday, playing first in Oregon.
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