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Schimmel leads Louisville women over Marquette
Tuesday, Jan 3, 2012

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP)—Shoni Schimmel scored 17 points and Bria Smith had 14 of her 16 in the second half to lead No. 14 Louisville over Marquette 70-53 on Tuesday night.

Becky Burke added 13 points and Cierra Warren 10 for Louisville (13-2, 2-0 Big East), which went on a 16-6 run over the final 5:29 of the game to win its sixth straight since a Dec. 4 loss to Kentucky.

Sarina Simmons, who returned from a first-half collision with Louisville’s Asia Taylor, scored 17 points to lead the Golden Eagles (9-6, 0-2).

Schimmel helped the Cardinals overcome a 3-of-13 start from the field by scoring 10 of Louisville’s first 20 points.

Katherine Plouffe, Marquette’s leading scorer coming in, was held to two points on 1-of-4 shooting.

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