Levi Rickert, Native News Network
LOUISVILLE — Louisville Cardinals Shoni Schimmel scored 21 points on Saturday to lead her team in a 64-45 victory over Cincinnati on Saturday at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville.
Saturday’s game was the third in which Schimmel has scored more than 20 points in a game. Her season-high was 30 points against Colorado two weeks ago.
The 5’9” senior guard had five three-pointers as part of her 21 points.
Jude Schimmel out with injured ankle.
Her sister, Jude, a junior guard did not play Saturday due to an ankle injury she sustained during practice on Friday nig
“Jude sprained her last night as she was shooting extra shots in the gym. She put a shot up and got the rebound and came down on her ankle. We had some x-rays done and we are waiting to get the results completely read. They looked at the x-rays here and didn’t see anything, but we will send those off to a specialist,” said Louisville Coach Jeff Walz.
The two sisters are tribal citizens of the Confederated Tribe of Umatilla Indians.
With the win over Cincinnati the Cardinals have won eight straight games, the longest winning streak since the beginning of the 2012-13 season when Louisville won eight to open the season.
The No.7 Cardinals improve to 15-1 this season with a victory over Cincinnati, which ties the record for the best start in the first 16 games of a season. Louisville was 15-1 during both the 2006-07 and 2008-09 seasons.
The next Cardinals game is next Saturday, January 12, 2014 against USF in Tampa, Florida at 3:00 p.m. – EST. It will be televised nationally on ESPNU.