Kim Graham puts in two stellar performances in Malibu
Nov. 24, 2001
Malibu, Calif. - The Cardinals held William & Mary without a field goal for six minutes to make another second half comeback to win 89-67 in the consolation game of the Pepperdine Thanksgiving Classic. Transfer LaKisha Hoffman led Louisville with a career-high 21 points while pulling down 10 rebounds.
"I am very pleased with our defensive effort in the second half," said head coach Martin Clapp. "I thought that Amanda Wolke and LaKisha Hoffman really stepped it up in the second half for us. We weren't getting anything out of our high post game and we had to beg Amanda to shoot.
"It was really a tale of two halves. Willliam and Mary really played hard and gave us a game for the first half. Our kids settled down and proved that they can come back from a deficit and win."
Forward Amanda Wolke scored 19 points, including three three-point shots. Wolke also pulled down eight rebounds. Marju Sober added 17 points while Kim Graham chipped in 14. Point guard Sara Nord tallied 11 assists.
Sophomore Graham scored six straight points to give the Cardinals a 52-50 lead, their first lead since the first half. The score was tied at 52 with 12 minutes remaining but then Louisville went on a 16-0 run to put the game out of reach.
With just over three minutes remaining in the first half William & Mary tied the score at 30. The Tribe continued on a 8-3 run to move ahead 38-33 at the half.
The Cardinals will travel to Normal, Ill. to take on the Redbirds of Illinois State Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 8:05 p.m.