Women's Hoops Edges Out Old Dominion

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Women’s Hoops Edges Out Old Dominion


Nicole Jules

NORFOLK, Va. — Junior guard Dee Davis posted her first double-double of the season with 16 points and 10 assists to lead the No. 19/20 Vanderbilt women’s basketball team to a 82-77 win over Old Dominion Sunday at the Ted Constant Convocation Center.

Davis scored seven of Vanderbilt’s final nine points, giving Vanderbilt a 78-77 lead on a jumper and then icing the game with a pair of free throws. Junior guard Caroline Williams scored a team-high 20 points, while sophomores Liz Sherwood and Rachel Brockman came off the bench to add 13 points each.

ODU’s Lawona Davis led all player with 21 points and nine rebounds.

Making her first career start, senior Nicole Jules scored the Commodores’ first bucket. Sherwood, coming off the bench for the first time this season, scored 11 points in the first half on 5-of-7 shooting.

Both Sherwood and junior Carla Thomas were whistled for their third fouls in the games’ 15th minute, but sophomore Rachel Brockman came in to score nine points on 3-of-3 shooting from the floor and the free-throw line in the first half.

The Commodores took a brief lead at the 3:19 mark when Brockman completed a three-point play. From there, the Lady Monarchs went on a 15-4 run — including eight unasnered points in the final minute — to take a 49-39 lead into the break.

Old Dominion opened the second half on a 6-0 run to stretch its lead to 16 points, holding the Commodores scoreless until a pair of Brockman free throws at the 15:54 mark of the period.

Vanderbilt trailed until the final minutes. The Dores hit eight straight free throws (26-of-31 on the day) to pull close to the Lady Monarchs, finally taking the lead at 76-75 on a Davis three. A lay-up by Sherida Triggs gave ODU the lead back before Davis scored the game’s next five points.

Vanderbilt returns home this week, playing host to Northern Arizona on Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. CT, and Miami (Ohio) on Dec. 10 at 1 p.m.