23 Points Lead the Commodores Past EKU 91-62
Anderson paced the Commodores to a fast start in a season-opening
91-62 victory over Eastern Kentucky on Friday in the first
round of the Preseason Women's NIT.
who led the nation in field goal shooting last season, made
11 of 15 attempts and scored a game-high 23 points. Freshman
Ashley Earley (14 points), Jillian Danker (13), Jenni Benningfield
(13) and Zuzi Klimesova (12) also scored in double figures
a team the Commodores made 65.5 percent of their shots (38-for-58),
the fourth-best shooting game in program history. The starting
five of Anderson, Klimesova, Benningfield, Danker and Ashley
McElhiney were a combined 28-for-41 (68.3 percent).
McElhiney had a game-high nine assists, and Danker added seven
assists, which matched her career-high..
Commodores host Oregon State on Sunday at 2 pm. Oregon State
defeated Loyola Marymount, 65-58.
VU Head Coach Jim Foster
"I think we did some things decently, but
there are some things we need to work on. "
"Our defense was good. We held last year's
top scoring team to 62 points."
ON PLAYING 13 PLAYERS IN THE GAME:
"I felt like I was coaching a USA Basketball team. It
is nice to have options."
VU Jillian Danker
"I thought this was a good first game.
We found out what we have and now we have time to work everything
On 7 assists and 1 turnover - "I'd like
to make that a habit."
EKU Head Coach Joe Inman
"We knew we'd have a mountain to climb
coming in against VU. I thought we played hard, but lacked
offensive consistency. Overall, I was very proud of the effort
"VU is a very big inside, but when we collapsed
our defense, they hurt us outside. They are very balanced."