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Nov. 21, 2001
Sets Record with 102-83 Win Over Western Kentucky
#3 Commodores shot a school record 71.4 percent from the field
hitting 35-49 from the field, including 12-19 from 3-point
range, for a 102-83 win over Western Kentucky in Bowling Green
Wednesday night. All five starters scored in double figures
as VU improves to 4-1; Western Kentucky falls to 0-4.
Danker hit one of her five 3-pointers 10 seconds into the
game to give VU its first lead of the game. Western Kentucky
went up 12-7 on the Commodores for its largest lead of the
game at the 15:17 mark. Danker made another 3-pointer while
Zuzi Klimesova and Chantelle Anderson each hit a bucket to
tie the game at 14 with 13:39 remaining in the half. VU then
outscored the Lady Hilltoppers 30-15 in the next 11 minutes
giving Vanderbilt a 15-point lead. The Commodores led 46-36
Lady Toppers never came within single digits for the rest
of the game, while the Commodores built as much as a 28-point
lead, 89-61, at the 4:51 mark.
outrebounded Western Kentucky 35-14 (21-6 at halftime) led
by Jenni Benningfield with seven. Ashley Earley added six
boards, followed by Klimesova, Anderson, Danker and Ashley
McElhiney all with four apiece.
Anderson led VU scorers with 24, followed by Klimesova with
20, McElhiney and Danker with 15 and Benningfield with 11.
Commodores totaled 32 assists with McElhiney tying a career
high with 12. Klimesova totaled seven.
went 20-24 from the free throw line, including 18-20 in the
12 3-pointers is the fourth-highest total ever by a Commodore
team. The record is 15 vs. Oral Roberts in 1993.
Commodores, who led the nation last season in field goal percentage,
hit a blistering 71.4 percent which set a school record. The
previous mark was 70.2 (40-57) set last season against Portland
State and Kentucky. In the first game of the season, VU shot
65.5 percent from the field (38-58) against Eastern Kentucky
which ranked fourth in the record book.
Powers led Western Kentucky with 30 points, including 23 in
the second half. Kristina Covington added 23 points.