Dores Fall to Trojans

Brylee Bartram led Commodores with 11 points

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt women’s basketball fell to Little Rock, 56-40, at Memorial Gymnasium on Friday.

Brylee Bartram finished with a team-best 11 points, Jordyn Cambridge led the Commodores with six assists and Brinae Alexander had a team-high six rebounds.

After falling to Missouri State, a NCAA Tournament contender last season, to open the season the Trojans commenced the night with back-to-back baskets to take the early 4-0 lead.

In the second period, Little Rock began to distance themselves from the home team. Around the four-minute mark a jumper from the Trojan’s Mayra Caicedo crescendoed the lead to seven. The Commodores were able to garner back-to-back baskets from Demi Washington to enter halftime trailing by only seven, 25-18.

Exiting the break, Vanderbilt was able to hold Little Rock to 28.6 percent shooting from the floor while increasing their shooting percentage to that of 33.3 from the floor. A shift in aggressiveness allowed the Commodores to go 2-for-4 from the free throw line, for their first attempts of the night. Despite the uptick in offensive production, the Trojans maintained a scoring margin of 15 points to the Commodores’ 11 points.

In the closing period, Vanderbilt added 11 more points to their total thanks to a pair of made three-pointers from Alexander and Bartram down the stretch.

Little Rock was led by Sali Kourouma who tallied 30 points, three rebounds, a steal and a block. Kourouma also made 10 of the Trojans’ 13 free throws.

Vanderbilt returns to action on Monday at Middle Tennessee State. Tip off is at 6:30 p.m.