U of L women dump Houston, move to 19-1

Shoni Schimmel

The University of Louisville women's basketball team decked host Houston 93-52 on Tuesday night, moving to 19-1 on the season and 7-0 in league play. Shoni Schimmel led the way with 25 points, including a season-high seven three-pointers.

The University of Louisville women's basketball team has tied a school-record for the best start in school history, going to 19-1.

The Cardinals made it to that mark after rallying from down 7-0 to take a 93-52 win over host Houston on Tuesday night. U of L is now 7-0 in AAC league play, which ties the school record set in 1997-98 as the fastest start there.

Shoni Schimmel led the way for the Cardinals with 25 points, eight rebounds and five assists. She was 9 of 14 from the field, including 7 of 11 from three-point range.

Asia Taylor chipped in 16 points and four rebounds, while freshman Emmonnie Henderson had career-highs of 14 points and seven rebounds, while Bria Smith had 13 points and eight assists for the Cardinals.

U of L hit 35 of 64 from the field, including 11 of 21 from three-point range.

The Cardinals, ranked No. 5 in both polls, have now won 12 in a row. U of L will host Memphis on Sunday at 1 p.m.

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