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Highs and Lows: Clemson Women's Basketball Battles No.13 Louisville in Intense ACC Clash

Clemson falls to Louisville at home. Photo: Dez Barnes
Clemson falls to Louisville at home. Photo: Dez Barnes

In a thrilling ACC showdown, the Clemson women's basketball team faced a formidable opponent in the No.13 Louisville Cardinals, resulting in a hard-fought contest on Thursday evening. Despite the eventual defeat, the game was marked by standout performances and intense moments that kept fans on the edge of their seats.

Dayshanette Harris, the standout guard for the Tigers, had a stellar evening, setting a new season high with an impressive 25 points. This performance not only surpassed her previous season high of 20 but also brought her closer to her career-best of 29 points, showcasing her scoring prowess on the court.

The first quarter set the tone for a competitive battle, with both teams engaging in a foul-heavy skirmish. Dayshanette Harris emerged as a key figure, leading the Tigers in scoring with a perfect 6-6 record from the field. The team collectively demonstrated a 40% field goal accuracy and maintained an aggressive defensive posture against the Cardinals.

Even with a comeback in the 4th quarter it was not enough for CU. Photo: Dez Barnes
Even with a comeback in the 4th quarter it was not enough for CU. Photo: Dez Barnes

As the game progressed to the second quarter, the Tigers continued their determined effort against the Cardinals, shooting an impressive 45% from the field. Harris, once again, played a pivotal role, contributing 13 points in the quarter and keeping the Tigers in the fight.

The fourth quarter witnessed a remarkable comeback from the Tigers, as they initiated a 9-0 run. This quarter turned out to be Clemson’s highest-scoring period, amassing a total of 23 points. Amari Robinson stepped up as the leading scorer in the second half, adding 8 crucial points to the team's overall effort.

While the final result may not have favored the Tigers, the game showcased their resilience and offensive prowess. The standout performances from players like Dayshanette Harris and Amari Robinson provide optimism for the team's future matchups, promising more thrilling moments for Clemson women's basketball enthusiasts.

This is Dez Barnes of Pretty Girls Love Sports, a journalist on the MTMV Sports platform. She is a retired US Army veteran, professional cheerleader, pet mom, and avid sports lover. Feel free to follow her writings as she dives into the latest sports news! You can find her on all social media channels @PGLOVESPORTS.


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