No. 7 Louisville women beat Wright State 99-40

Associated Press  |  Last updated December 07, 2013
Even though she was unable to play, Antonita Slaughter did all she could to help No. 7 Louisville. Shoni Schimmel scored 17 points, including five 3-pointers, and the Cardinals cruised to a 99-40 win over Wright State on Saturday night in their first game since Slaughter was diagnosed with a season-ending blood clot in her lung. The senior guard, released from the hospital Friday, sat on the bench and cheered her teammates. Doctors determined Slaughter had a cardiac event when she collapsed on the bench early in Tuesday night's victory over Missouri State. ''For our kids to be able to see her, I think that was a big boost for them,'' Louisville coach Jeff Walz said. Slaughter is still undergoing tests to determine what caused her cardiac event, Walz said. Sara Hammond and Asia Taylor added 12 points apiece for the Cardinals (9-1), who shot 56 percent from the field and held the Raiders to 23 percent. ''I thought today we took the right shots at the right time,'' Walz said, calling it his team's ''best all-around game'' this season. Wright State junior Kim Demmings, ranked 10th in the nation in scoring at 24 points per game, was limited to four on 2-of-15 shooting. Tay'ler Mingo paced Wright State (7-3) with 15 points. The Cardinals took control with a 14-4 run in the first half and finished 10 for 13 at the free throw line. Tia Gibbs, who has played an integral role off the bench this season, moved into the starting lineup in Slaughter's absence and had five points. Gibbs is a sixth-year senior who missed the past two seasons because of injuries. Schimmel, who shoots 33 percent from 3-point range, hit Louisville's first four from beyond the arc. She finished 5 of 9 on 3s. Wright State missed its first six 3-point attempts. Ivory James ended the drought with a 3 that made it 42-10 with 6:17 left in the first half. James finished with eight points and five rebounds. It was a tough night for Demmings, the Horizon League player of the week. With 26 seconds left in the first half, she stole the ball and had an open fast break to the basket, but missed the layup. Another shot by Demmings rolled around the rim and out just before the halftime buzzer.
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