Commodores Squish Hornets

Iyana Moore makes program-record nine 3-pointers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. β€” Vanderbilt closed out the nonconference portion of its schedule in style Tuesday at Memorial Gymnasium with a 94-42 triumph over visiting Alabama State.

The Commodores bombarded the Hornets with 17 3-pointers – breaking a single-game program record set in 1993 – and got nine triples from Iyana Moore. The freshman finished with a career-high 32 points and her nine 3-pointers set a Vanderbilt single-game record breaking the previous mark of eight held by Christina Foggie, Meredith Marsh and Abi Ramsey.



Brinae Alexander made four 3-pointers en route to 20 points. Jordyn Cambridge scored eight points, had seven assists, collected six rebounds and swiped five more steals to add to to her nation-leading season total which now stands at 57.

Demi Washington added 11 points and collected nine rebounds.

The Commodores (9-5) now turn their attention to Southeastern Conference play which begins at 8 p.m. Thursday in College Station, Texas, where No. 23-ranked Texas A&M awaits.

Alabama State (2-8) held a 2-0 lead for 22 seconds – then Vanderbilt scored 13 straight and never looked back. Alexander scored nine points and Washington scored six in the opening stanza in fueling the Commodores to a 28-11 lead.

Moore started the second quarter with three straight 3-pointers to extend the lead to 37-11. A Kaylon Smith jumper at the 3:02 mark put Vandy up an even 30 points at 49-19.

Vanderbilt made nine 3-pointers in the first half and shot 47.7 percent as it jogged to the locker room ahead 54-21. Alexander and Moore each scored 16 over the first two quarters.

Alexander and Moore sank back-to-back 3s, respectively early in the third quarter to push the margin to 63-24 with 6:33 on the clock. Cambridge joined the fun with a 3 of her own giving the home team a 68-28 lead with 4:44 to play.

Moore provided the biggest moment of the fourth quarter with her record-making ninth made 3, a bucket from the right wing with 3:23 on the clock.

Alabama State, which only had eight players available for Tuesday’s game, was led by Jada Nneji’s 11 points. The Hornets turned the ball over 24 times.