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Green, Walker lead Kentucky past Bellarmine 63-45


Blair Green scored 15 points and grabbed five rebounds as the Kentucky women’s team overcame a slow start to top Bellarmine 63-45 on Thursday night at Memorial Coliseum.

Jada Walker had 14 points, seven rebounds, five steals and two assists for the Cats, while Robyn Benton had 11 points. Maddie Scherr had six points, eight assists, five rebounds, two steals and a block.

Kentucky (4-0) turned up the defensive intensity in the game, forcing 27 Bellarmine turnovers. The Cats were able to turn those miscues into 24 points. The Cats also dominated in fast break points in the game, 16-0.

Kentucky returns to action on Monday, when they play the first of two games in the Baha Mar Hoops Pink Flamingo Championship in the Bahamas. The Cats will play Virginia Tech in Monday’s contest, which tips off at noon ET and can be seen on FloHoops.