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Louisville guard Shoni Schimmel (23) drives past Maryland guard Laurin Mincy (1) during the first half of the NCAA Louisville Regional final women's college basketball tournament game Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Louisville, Kentucky.

Shoni Schimmel’s Career Comes to a Close in Electrifying Fashion


A timeout by Maryland almost worked in favor of Louisville, who was without timeouts to call.

Louisville inbounded the ball to half court, found Shoni on the right side of the arc in time to get a shot off, for it to hit the left side of the rim and fall out as the buzzer sounded.

And like that an electrifying career followed throughout Indian country came to a close. Shoni finished with 31 points on 12-of-29 shooting, 5 rebounds, 5 steals, and an uncharacteristic 7 turnovers. Four of those turnovers came in the first 16 minutes of the game according to ESPN. In the previous three games of the tournament Shoni had 18 assists and 3 turnovers. She finished her career with 2,174 points for second in school history, behind Angel McCoughtry; while finishing as school leader in 3-pointers, and second in assists according to Steve Jones and the Courier-Journal.

Jude, a junior, finished with 6 points, 3 rebounds, 4 steals, and 4 turnovers.

Shoni was one of four seniors who saw their careers come to an end: Gibbs, Asia Taylor, and Slaughter.


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