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Kentucky Falls at No. 18 Louisville on Sunday

Kentucky Falls at No. 18 Louisville on Sunday

Maddie Scherr scored 22 points but the Kentucky women’s basketball team fell at No. 18 Louisville 73-61 on Sunday afternoon.

Scherr, who missed UK’s last two games, made 8 of 15 from the floor, including 4 of 7 from beyond the arc. The senior from Florence, Kentucky, added five rebounds and two assists.

Kentucky (4-7) got another double-double from Ajae Petty, who scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.

Emma King scored five points and dished out a career-high six assists in the game. Freshman Janae Walker had a career-high six points for the Cats.

Kentucky scored first on a Brooklynn Miles runner. The game would be tied three times early before Louisville ran off six in a row to lead 12-6. But Scherr had the answer, scoring five in a row to cut it to 12-11 with 4:05 left in the first.

The Cards would get back-to-back threes from Sydney Taylor before Scherr scored again to cut it to 18-13. Scherr added a three late in the period but the Cards led 18-16 after one quarter.

Kentucky started the second quarter on a 7-2 run, with five points from Saniya Tyler, to lead 23-20. Louisville answered with the next five points to re-take the lead, 25-23, with 5:20 left in the first half. A layup from Petty would tie the game at 25 apiece on the next possession.

The Cards took a lead on a free throw before Petty scored again to give UK a 27-26 lead. The Cards would get the final basket of the half and took a 28-27 lead into the break.

Louisville (9-1) took a 32-29 lead early in the third quarter before King hit a right corner three to tie the score. After the Cards took a 34-32 lead, Scherr hit a three from the left side to give UK a 35-34 lead with 7:15 to play in the third.

The Cards would get a pair of free throws to lead 36-35 before Cassidy Rowe found Walker behind the defense for an easy layup, giving UK a 37-36 advantage. Walker scored again on UK’s next possession and the Cats led 39-36. The Cards scored the next eight points and U of L would lead 50-44 after three periods.

Louisville built a 12-point lead early in the fourth quarter before the Cats chipped away with back-to-back threes from Scherr and Rowe. The Cats would get within five, 66-61, with under a minute to go but could get no closer.

Kentucky returns to action next Sunday, hosting Furman at Rupp Arena. Tipoff is set for 1 p.m. ET and the game can be seen on SEC Network Plus.

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