(From AP Photos)
Coach Matthew Mitchell and the UK women’s basketball team suffers their first loss of the season 92-83 to the No. 3 Fighting Irish.
UK’s Samantha Drake had a career high 21 points and A’dia Mathies added 17 points but the Irish proved to be too much. Natalie Novosel’s 23 points led five Irish women in double figures, Skylar Diggins had a double-double with 16 points and 11 assists.
Mathies, the ‘Cats leading scorer on the season, fouled out of the game with about seven minutes to go and the team could never recover. The Irish scored 11 unanswered points and cruised to a victory. The Fighting Irish get their revenge after an 81-76 loss to the Wildcats last season in Memorial Coliseum.
One positive is that sophomore and UConn transfer Samarie Walker made her Wildcat debut. She had a strong first outing, contributing 7 points and 7 rebounds. The Wildcats next take on Samford University, December 21st at Memorial Coliseum.