UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Chelsie Hall
collected 12 points, six of which came off of shots behind the arc, to lead the Vanderbilt women's basketball team in an 80-42 loss to 2nd
-ranked UConn Saturday night at Mohegan Sun Arena.
November 17, 2018
5 PM CT
Uncasville, Conn. (Mohegan Sun Arena)
At the Top of the Charts
Points: Chelsie Hall
– 12 points
Rebounds: Autumn Newby
– 9 rebounds
Assists: Brinae Alexander
, Chelsie Hall
, Cierra Walker
– 2 assists
Steals: Brinae Alexander
, Cierra Walker
– 3 steals
How It Happened
First Quarter: UConn 20, Vanderbilt 7
The Huskies used an 11-0 run through the middle of the first quarter to take a 15 point advantage, 18-3. UConn scored eight points off of the fast break in the first and shot 64.3 percent from the field while holding Vanderbilt to just 14.3 percent.
Second Quarter: UConn 44, Vanderbilt 21
buried a pair of three-pointers and Mariella Fasoula
collected a layup to cut the lead to 10, 25-15, early in the second quarter. UConn responded with 13 unanswered to stretch its lead, 38-15. The Huskies netted the final four points of the half to go into the locker room with a 23-point advantage, 44-21.
Third Quarter: UConn 65, Vanderbilt 32
The Huskies opened the second half with a pair of triples from Crystal Dangerfield. After a jumper by Katie Lou Samuelson UConn took a 32-point lead, 58-26, with 3:46 to play in the third quarter. The Huskies continued to push the pace and took the momentum of a five-point run into the final stanza.
Fourth Quarter: UConn 80, Vanderbilt 42
The Huskies scored seven straight to take their largest lead of the game of 42, 78-36, in the fourth quarter. LeaLea Carter
ended the run with a short jumper and Autumn Newby
netted back-to-back layups to cut the lead, 78-42, but it wasn't enough as time expired.
Inside the Lane
collected her 24th
double-digit game of her career with 12 points.
-Vanderbilt held UConn to just 28.6 percent from beyond the arc on the night.
-The Huskies shot 55.9 percent from the field while holding the Commodores to just 25.4 percent.
-Vandy took advantage of nine second chance points compared to UConn's eight.
-Vanderbilt edged the Huskies in steals, 9-to-7.
-Vanderbilt moves to 1-4 on the season while UConn improves to 2-0.
Vanderbilt returns to Memorial Gymnasium for a contest against Tennessee State at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21.
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