Newby has career day to lead Vanderbilt in loss to North Alabama

Autumn Newby obliterated her previous career-high of 16 points with a 30-point, 10-rebound double-double.

Autumn Newby obliterated her previous career-high of 16 points with a 30-point, 10-rebound double-double.


NASHVILLE – Autumn Newby obliterated her previous career-high of 16 points with a 30-point, 10-rebound double-double to lead the Vanderbilt women’s basketball team in a 74-71 loss to North Alabama Tuesday night at Memorial Gymnasium.

The Skinny
Date: Nov. 6, 2018
Time: 6 PM CT
Place: Nashville, Tenn.  (Memorial Gym)

At the Top of the Charts
Points: Autumn Newby – 30 points
Rebounds: Autumn Newby – 10 rebounds
Assists: Chelsie Hall – 3 assists
Steals: Mariella Fasoula – 3

How It Happened
First Quarter: North Alabama 28, Vanderbilt 11
North Alabama shot 75 percent from both the field and 3-point range in the quarter. The squad opened up the contest on a 12-2 run to take the early advantage. The trend continued as the Commodores found themselves in a 28-11 hole at the end of the period.

Second Quarter: North Alabama 39, Vanderbilt 34
The Lions took the first four points of the quarter. Vanderbilt responded with a 12-2 run of its own that began on a Newby jumper and ended after a made free throw by Chelsie Hall, 34-23. The Commodores scored the final six points of the half to draw within five, 39-34, while holding North Alabama to just 26 percent from the field and zero from beyond the arc.

Third Quarter: North Alabama 60, Vanderbilt 53
Newby opened the second half with seven points to give the Commodores their first lead of the contest, 41-40. The squads exchanged points down the stretch, but North Alabama scored eight unanswered in 40 seconds to take a 58-51 lead with 1:21 remaining in the quarter. Brinae Alexander found the basket, but an Ivy Wallen layup set the score for the stanza, 60-53.

Fourth Quarter: North Alabama 74, Vanderbilt 71
The teams took part in another back-and-forth battle throughout the entire quarter. With 12 seconds remaining, Newby sank a pair from the charity stripe to come within striking distance, 73-71. After fouling, North Alabama missed 1-of-2 from the free throw line to make it a three-point game. The Commodores missed the attempt to tie, sealing the final score.

Inside the Lane
North Alabama edged Vanderbilt from the field, shooting 42.9 percent compared to 41.4 percent.
-Jordyn Cambridge has not played in a game in almost two years, but collected five points, five rebounds and two steals tonight in her collegiate debut.
-Brinae Alexander collected 11 points in her collegiate debut.
-Hall collected 10 points in game one of her sophomore campaign, her 20th career game in double-digits.
-Vanderbilt topped UNA in the paint (44-to-42) and took advantage of 17 second chance points compared to the Lions’ seven.

A Noteworthy Night
Sophomore Newby posted a career-high 30-point, 10-rebound effort on the night. Her previous high was 16 points against Lipscomb last season. This was Newby’s second career double-double. Vanderbilt last recorded a player with 30 points on Nov. 24, 2017, when Rachel Bell scored 31 against Syracuse.

Up Next
Vanderbilt will play its first road contest of the season at Middle Tennessee State on Friday night. Tip is slated for 6:30 p.m.
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