University of Louisville women's signee Loretta Kakala had a big night on the national stage.
Kakala had one of the best performances for the West Team in an 80-74 loss to the East squad in the McDonald's All-American game on Wednesday night at the United Center in Chicago.
The 6-foot-3 post player from Manteca, Calif., finished with 11 points, six rebounds and two steals. U of L's other signee in the game - Gary, Ind., guard Dana Evans - had four points, two assists and two steals for the East team.
Louisville’s two selections are the most most for any school in the Atlantic Coast Conference and give the Cardinals 11 in school history, nine in the last four seasons for Jeff Walz and his staff.
Kakala averaged 15.6 points, 12 rebounds and two blocked shots a game for Manteca as a senior. She is ranked as the No. 2 best post player and No. 25 best overall player in the 2017 class, according to the ESPNW HoopzGurlz rankings.
The 5-foot-6 Evans played about 35 miles from her hometown and is the first girls' All-American from Gary.
Evans averaged 36 points a game to lead the state of Indiana as a senior. She averaged 36 points, 7.6 rebounds. 6.2 assists and 4.5 steals a game and she scored over 30 points in 21 of 26 games and had 50-plus points in two games.
Evans finished her career with 2,832 points, good for fifth all time on the Indiana girls state scoring list.