Cambridge's Memorial Magic

The graduate student became the program's all-time steals leader and scored her 1,000th career point in a Senior Day win

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Graduate student Jordyn Cambridge made some Memorial Magic in her final game at Memorial Gymnasium, as the Nashville, Tennessee, native became Vanderbilt women’s basketball’s all-time leader in steals and she joined the 1,000-point club in a 72-55 victory over Georgia on Senior Day.

Cambridge, whose Vanderbilt career was honored before the game along with senior Bella LaChance, scored her 1,000th career point with a 3-pointer to close out the third quarter. Cambridge didn’t wait long after that to notch her next milestone, as the guard picked off a pass to become Vanderbilt’s career steals leader just 1:35 of game time after scoring her 1,000th point. The Nashville native collected a game-high five steals to give her 341 in her career, while Cambridge’s nine-point outing against the Lady Bulldogs now gives her 1,006 career points. She is the only Commodore in program history to amass 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 400 assists, and 300 steals during their Vanderbilt career.

Junior Iyana Moore paced a trio of double-digit scorers for Vanderbilt with a 28-point effort against Georgia. The guard shot 58.3 percent from the field (7-of-12) and hit three 3-point field goals in the win. Fellow junior Sacha Washington notched her seventh double-double of the season by scoring 13 points and pulling down a game-high 13 rebounds. Sophomore Justine Pissott rounded out the group of double-figure scorers for the Commodores with a 12-point outing. Pissott hit a team-high four 3-pointers in the win to notch double-digit points in back-to-back games for the first time in her collegiate career.

With the victory, Vanderbilt improves to 22-8 on the year and 9-7 in SEC play. It marks Vandy’s first winning season in SEC play since the 2012-13 season. Meanwhile, the 22 victories by the Commodores are the most wins in a season for the program since collecting 23 victories during the 2011-12 campaign. Vanderbilt ends the 2023-24 regular season by winning five of its last six games.

Vanderbilt posted a 38.3 percent field goal percentage against the Lady Bulldogs and hit eight shots from behind the arc. The Commodores were extremely efficient from the free throw line, as Vandy went 18-of-21 from the charity stripe in the victory.

How It Happened
Vanderbilt got off to a hot start on Senior Day, as the Dores opened the game with a 13-2 run. Moore and Pissott capped off the run with back-to-back 3-pointers that gave Vandy an 11-point lead with 4:24 left to play in the opening frame. Georgia responded with an 8-2 run from that point to cut the Commodore advantage down to 15-10 with 31 seconds remaining in the stanza. Washington hit a layup to close out the frame that extended Vandy’s lead back out to 17-10.

The Lady Bulldogs rolled off six-straight points early in the second to make it a one-possession game at 19-16 to force Vandy to call a timeout with 6:25 left to play before halftime. Coming out of the timeout, Pissott hit her third 3-pointer of the half which sparked an 11-2 run that gave Vanderbilt a 30-18 advantage going into the break.

The Commodores pushed its lead out to 15 points after Pissott’s fourth trifecta of the contest put Vandy up 44-29 at the 4:41 mark of the third quarter. Georgia chipped away at the lead, as the Lady Bulldogs used a 9-0 run that made it a four-point contest at 47-43 with 1:26 remaining in the third. An intentional foul by Georgia allowed Vanderbilt to have a four-point possession, as Vandy hit the intentional free throws and added another pair of free throws on the ensuing possession to take a 52-45 lead. Cambridge closed out the quarter by hitting a 3-pointer from the wing as the buzzer sounded to record her 1,000th career point and gave the Dores a 55-45 advantage going into the fourth.

Vanderbilt had to withstand another Georgia rally to open the final stanza, as the Lady Bulldogs got to within seven points of the Commodores at 58-51 at the 6:24 mark. Vanderbilt scored 10-straight points from there to take a game-high 17-point lead after a Moore 3-pointer with 3:25 left to play. The Commodores maintained a double-digit lead for the remainder of the contest, as Vanderbilt ended the 2023-24 regular season with a 17-point home win over Georgia.

Head Coach Shea Ralph on the Cambridge’s Day
“I love to see players reach any milestone. As a coach, you love seeing players reach their dreams and maximize their potential. For Jordyn, this is something she is going to remember for the rest of her life. She and her family will be telling stories from this day for the rest of their lives. Those are core memories we get to be a part of, and I’m a big believer in the universe making things right for people who deserve it. I told Jordyn after the game, that’s why she hasn’t made a bucket in the last three games, because she was meant to have those moments here at home on her Senior Day in front of her family and friends. This program would not be where it is today without Jordyn Cambridge. It is hard to put into words what it means to have Jordyn here for her sixth year and to experience what she did today is an honor and a blessing.”

Jordyn Cambridge on Becoming the Program’s Steals Leader
“Today was really special. For it to happen on our Senior Day is amazing. It’s bittersweet, because I’m glad we got the win, but it’s my last time playing at Memorial Gym. I’m glad I got to share these special moments with my team and family.”

Up Next
Vanderbilt now heads to Greenville, South Carolina to participate in the 2024 SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament. All games will be played at Bon Secours Wellness Arena.

The Commodores will be the No. 6 seed at the 2024 SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament. The Dores will take on the winner between No. 11-seed Florida and No. 14-seed Missouri on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. CT on SEC Network.

Dore Notes

  • Vanderbilt has won nine SEC games this season, which is the most conference wins for the Commodores since collecting nine during the 2012-13 season
  • Vanderbilt’s 22 wins are the program’s most in a season since the 2011-12 team won 23 games
  • The Dores won back-to-back games over Georgia for the first time in 12 years
  • Jordyn Cambridge is now Vanderbilt’s all-time steals record holder with 341 career steals. She passes Deborah Denton (1986-89), who held the previous record of 338 steals for 34 years
  • Cambridge scored her 1,000th career point on Senior Day. She is the 40th Commodore to join the 1,000-point club, while her 1,006 career points are the 38th-most points scored in Vanderbilt women’s basketball history
  • Cambridge is the only player in program history to amass 1,000 points 500 rebounds, 400 assists, and 300 steals during her Vanderbilt career
  • Iyana Moore scored double-digit points for the 13th time in 16 SEC games with a 28-point performance against the Bulldogs
  • Moore extended her double-digit scoring streak to four games
  • It was Moore’s seventh 20-point performance this season and the 11th of her career.
  • With 12 points versus Georgia, Justine Pissott has scored double-digit points in back-to-back games for the first time in her career
  • It is the sixth time this season, seventh in her career that Pissott has scored 10 or more points.
  • Pissott has made nine of her last 14 three-pointers. She hit four shots from behind the arc against the Lady Bulldogs
  • Sacha Washington recorded her seventh double-double of the season, 20th of her career with 13 points and 12 rebounds versus Georgia

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