NASHVILLE, TENN. – The Vanderbilt women’s basketball team overpowered Presbyterian College on Sunday afternoon, placing three players in double figures, and winning 78-43 at the Memorial Gymnasium. The Commodores' Cierra Walker scored a game-high 25 points.
How It Happened
Tess Santos sank a three at the 8:55 mark to give PC an early 3-2 lead. However, that lead was short-lived as Vanderbilt went on a 13-0 run over the next five minutes to take a 15-3 lead with a layup from Chelsie Hall at 3:45.
A three-pointer from Kacie Hall 20 seconds later brought the score to 15-6. Santos would later sink another three to make it 21-9 with 1:10 remaining in the first.
Bria Gibbs sparked a 6-0 Blue Hose run with a layup at the end of the first. Layups from Hall and Gibbs at the start of the second quarter shrunk the lead to just eight points, 23-15, with 6:59 left in the half.
That was the closest the game would get as Vanderbilt went on a 14-2 run over the next 4:29 to grow their lead to 20 points. The Commodores held a 39-22 advantage at the half.
Vanderbilt blew the game open in the third quarter, outscoring PC 28-9. The Commodores' Cierra Walker scored 13 points, Brinae Alexander had nine points and four other players contributed points for the home team during the quarter.
PC outscored Vanderbilt in the fourth, 12-11, led by five points from Salina Virola. Despite the late push, Vanderbilt held on to win 78-43.
For The Record
Presbyterian College falls to 1-4, while Vanderbilt improves to 3-4.
By The Numbers
PC shot 5-13 (.385) from behind the arc after failing to sink a three-pointer last game.
Vanderbilt out rebounded PC, 38-23, and held PC to its fewest rebounds on the season.
Presbyterian College will travel to Birmingham, Alabama, and Samford for a 3:00 pm game on Sunday, December 2.