Van Lith and Cardinals survive to move on to Sweet 16


Things did not look good for most of Wednesday’s game for Hailey Van Lith and the Louisville Cardinals. Northwestern came out hot, connecting on 4-for-4 from beyond the arc to race out to an 18-point lead. In fact, Louisville trailed 32-20 at half, producing the least amount of points in the first half of a game all season long.

The second-half was a completely different scenario as the Wildcats went cold and the Cardinals mounted the comeback. In the end, Louisville advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament with a 62-53 victory, outscoring Northwestern 44-21 in the second half.

Kianna Smith led Louisville with 16-points while Dana Evans had 14. Hailey Van Lith was perfect on the day, scoring 13-points on 4-for-4 shooting from the field and 3-for-3 from the free throw line.
Evans credits Smith and Hailey for helping to right Louisville’s ship in the second-half comeback…

Dana Evans Credits Hailey with Comeback 2021-03-25

Dana Evans Credits Hailey with Comeback 2021-03-25

Coach Jeff Walz says a three-pointer from Hailey in the 3rd quarter really got the Cardinals going offensively and let a spark in the rest of the team…

Jeff Walz on Louisville Comeback 2021-03-25

Jeff Walz on Louisville Comeback 2021-03-25

Louisville advances to face Oregon in the Sweet 16 Sunday at 4 o’clock. That means an extended stay in the bubble for the entire team, which coach Walz addressed as far as his laundry needs…

Jeff Walz on Staying Longer 2021-03-25

Jeff Walz on Staying Longer 2021-03-25

The Cardinals game against Oregon can be seen on ESPN beginning at 4pm on Sunday.

Eastmont wins 8th-straight volleyball match

Eastmont won its 8th-straight volleyball match last night by downing Moses Lake in straight sets 25-2, 10 and 16…

Eastmont wins 8th straight, downing Moses Lake 3-0

Wildcat junior libero Brenda Calvillo took matters into her own hands in the first set, serving 17-consecutive points.

Eric Granstrom had the call here on the NCWLIFE Channel, our first volleyball match on TV in 519-days…

Eastmont vs Moses Lake Volleyball Highlights 2021-03-25

Eastmont vs Moses Lake Volleyball Highlights 2021-03-25

Eastmont will next face Chelan and Wenatchee at Wenatchee High School Saturday. The Goats are the only team the Wildcats have lost to all season long.

Prep Volleyball Scoreboard

In other volleyball action last night, Cashmere traveled to Wahluke and won 3-0. Ephrata blanked Okanogan 3-0. Chelan remained undefeated at 10-and-oh with a sweep of Brewster. And, nearby Manson also improved to 10-and-oh with a 3-0 win over Oroville.

Seniors celebrated at Eastmont Aquatic Center

Eastmont will celebrate its seniors at the Eastmont Aquatic Center this afternoon…

Prep Girls Swimming & Diving Schedule

The Wildcats host Wenatchee and Moses Lake in the final home swim and dive meet of the season. They’ll toe the line for the first event beginning at 4 o’clock.

Mariners win-streak snapped by Cubs 6-2

The Mariner’s 3-game winning streak came to an end last night in a 6-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs…

Mariners fall to Cubs 6-2

Justin Dunn was roughed up for 4-runs on 5-hits in 3-and-a-third innings of work, including 2-home runs. Seattle’s lone highlight came in the bottom of the second with Taylor Trammell hitting his second home run of the spring…

Seattle travels to Mesa today to take on the Oakland Athletics at 1:05.