Women's Hoops Improve With Win Over W&M

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Women’s Hoops Improve With Win Over W&M


Liz Sherwood

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The No. 19 Vanderbilt women’s basketball team hit 14-of-23 three-pointers en route to a 92-66 victory over William & Mary Friday at Memorial Gymnasium.

Junior Caroline Williams led the Commodores with a game-high 21 points, connecting on 7-of-11 shots from long range. Three other Commodores were in double-figures; sophomore Liz Sherwood scored 18 points, freshman Christina Wirth added 13 and sophomore Rachel Brockman contributed 10.

Kyra Kaylor scored a team-high 19 points for the Tribe, but failed to achieve a double-double for the first time all season as she was limited to three rebounds.

As a team, Vanderbilt shot 58 percent from the floor and made all 10 of its free throw attempts. The Commodore defense held William & Mary to 37 percent shooting and turned 12 WM turnovers into 21 points.

Junior Dee Davis continued her torrid pace of assists, dishing out a game-high seven and also coming up with three steals. In the paint, Sherwood came up with three of Vanderbilt’s five blocks.

Vanderbilt scored over 90 points for the first time this season and each of the 2,126 fans in attendance became eligible to redeem their game ticket for a free taco. A three-pointer by freshman Holly Rogers in the closing minutes sealed the deal, and Memorial erupted in applause.

The Commodores remain at home next week, playing host to Western Kentucky on Tuesday, Jan. 3, for a 7 p.m. CT tip-off at Memorial Gymnasium. The game against the Hilltoppers will close Vanderbilt’s non-conference schedule, as VU opens Southeastern Conference play on Sunday, Jan. 8 at Arkansas.