Dores Tame Bulldogs

Commodores win fourth straight to improve to 4-1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Sophomore Koi Love scored five seconds after tip off and the Vanderbilt women’s basketball team never looked back from there in a 97-58 win over Gardner-Webb on Sunday afternoon at Memorial Gymnasium.

The Commodores (4-1) never trailed en route to their fourth straight win. It also marked the first time Vanderbilt broke the 90-point barrier in back-to-back games since the 2009-10 season.

Vanderbilt jumped out to a 30-11 lead after the first 10 minutes and extended that advantage to 47-17 at halftime and 72-35 by the end of the third quarter.

Love tallied 19 points on 8 of 12 shooting and registered her fourth double-double in five games this season with 13 boards. She also had six assists, three assists and two blocks.

Sophomore Brylee Bartram finished with a team-high 23 points behind seven three-pointers — one off matching the school record.

Senior Chelsie Hall finished with 15 points and is now just seven points away from 1,000 for her career. She also added seven rebounds, six assists and two steals.



In all, five Commodores finished in double figures for the first time since Dec. 20, 2019 against UC Irvine en route to last year’s Husky Classic title in Seattle (Love 18, Mariella Fasoula 14, Hall 11, Jordyn Cambridge 10, LeaLea Carter 10). Brinae Alexander finished with nine points which would have given the Dores their first game with six double-figure scorers since the 2017-18 season.

Sophomore Yaubryon Chambers reached double digits in the scoring column for the first time in her career with 10 points on 5 of 7 shooting in addition to five rebounds while Enna Pehadzic tacked on 13 points with a pair of threes.

Sophomore Kyndall Golden made her first appearance since Nov. 22, 2019 — a span of 394 days since a knee injury abruptly ended her freshman campaign. She finished with two points and five rebounds in 15 minutes.

Freshman Bella LaChance knocked down her first collegiate field goal in the second quarter and finished with three points and three assists. Classmate Emily Bowman grabbed a career-high eight rebounds to go along with three points.



Vanderbilt shot 52 percent from the floor and held the Bulldogs (1-6) to 28 percent shooting. The Commodores also won the rebounding advantage, 55-34. Hitting 52 percent of its shots, Vanderbilt has now shot 52 percent in each of its last two games.

Vanderbilt will be back in action Dec. 28, against Samford to close out the scheduled nonconference portion of its schedule. Tip off at Memorial Gymnasium is set for 7 p.m. on SEC Network+.