Commodores Rock Rebels

Vandy breaks skid with win over Ole Miss

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt got 21 points from Chelsie Hall and snapped a six-game losing streak with a 63-47 win over visiting Mississippi on Sunday inside Memorial Gymnasium.

Hall also had five rebounds, four assists and two steals in the win.

The Commodores (13-10, 3-7 SEC) won every quarter but the fourth (a 15-15 tie) and led by as many as 20 in what developed into the program’s 20th-straight victory over Ole Miss in Nashville. Koi Love scored 17 and Demi Washington added 10 for Vandy which next travels to No. 16 Texas A&M (18-5, 6-4) at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Vanderbilt’s win Sunday was also its ninth at Memorial Gym this season, a total which matches the previous two seasons combined.

Vandy got off to a nice, 10-4 start against Ole Miss thanks to a pair of Hall 3s. Ole Miss went 7:10 without a point during the period while Vandy increased the lead to 14-4 on putbacks from Washington and Love, respectively.

The Commodores would settle for a 14-6 after one quarter, a quarter in which they shot 6 of 17 from the field.

Vandy started the next period by scoring 10 straight and got up 24-6 thanks, in part, to a pair of Hall buckets. But the Commodores went the final 4 1/2 minutes without a bucket and went into the break with a 24-13 lead.

Vanderbilt had eight turnovers to just five assists, but Ole Miss shot just 17.9 percent and turned it over 12 times in the first 20 minutes.

The Rebels got within eight early in the third quarter, but Love rattled off six straight to stretch the margin back out to 33-20. Washington’s long 2 from the left wing made it 35-20 halfway through the period.

Hall’s three-point play at the 3:38 mark made it 42-25. Ole Miss (7-15, 0-10 SEC) couldn’t recover from there.

Jayla Alexander led Ole Miss with 13.


• Vanderbilt now leads the all-time series with Ole Miss 35-17.

• Vandy is now 13-1 this season when holding opponents to less than 40 percent shooting.

• The Commodores improved to 11-1 this season when leading at halftime.

• Vanderbilt redshirt-senior Mariella Fasoula had four points and three rebounds before exiting in the third quarter with an ankle injury.

• Vanderbilt sophomore Jordyn Cambridge now has 69 steals this season.

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