Louisville women open season with a victory

The University of Louisville women's basketball team started the season on a positive note, rolling 89-69 over IUPUI on Friday night in Indianapolis. Freshman Mariya Moore led the Cardinals with 22 points, four assists, four steals and four rebounds.

University of Louisville women's basketball coach Jeff Walz said he wouldn't be surprised if one of his freshmen led the team in scoring this season.

At least after one game, Walz is spot on.

Freshman Mariya Moore started for the Cardinals and led the way with 22 points, four steals, four assists and four rebounds in an 89-69 win over IUPUI in Indianapolis.

The Cardinals opened a lead early in the first half and had a 41-20 advantage at halftime. The lead swelled to 30 points with 12 minutes left before the Cardinals coasted to a 1-0 record on the new season.

Moore, who helped the 18U USA Basketball team to a gold medal last summer, was 8 of 9 from the field and 4 of 6 from the free-throw line.

Bria Smith added 15 points, while freshman Myisha Hines-Allen added 11 and senior Sara Hammond snagged 10 rebounds.

The Cardinals will play UT Martin on Sunday at 2 o'clock in the KFC Yum Center, the first of five straight games at home.

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