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FIRST TENNESSEE TOURNAMENT
Nov. 24 - 25
Memorial Gym • Nashville, TN • Vanderbilt, host

FIRST GAME (2 pm): Dartmouth vs. Indiana State
FINAL SCORE: Dartmouth 80, Indiana State 68
BOX SCORE
GAME PHOTOS

SECOND GAME (4:20 pm) : Vanderbilt vs. Wagner
FINAL SCORE: 75-40
Final Box Score
Post-Game Quotes
Game Photos
Updated Cumulative Stats

Story

Vanderbilt advanced to the championship of the First Tennessee Classic with a 75-40 victory over Wagner Saturday at Memorial Gym. Junior center Chantelle Anderson led a balanced Commodore attack with 13 points. Jenni Benningfield (12 points), Zuzi Klimesova (11 points) and Ashley McElhiney (10 points) also scored in double figures for Vanderbilt. The Commodores improved to 5-1 with the win, while Wagner fell to 0-2. The Commodores will play Dartmouth in Sunday's championship game at approximately 4 pm. The Big Green defeated Indiana State 80-68 earlier in the day. The Consolation game is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. with the championship game to follow 30 minutes afterwards.

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Postgame Quotes
Vanderbilt Head Coach Jim Foster:
"After shooting so well the other night (school record at WKU), we struggled offensively tonight. We're an inside/outside team and in the first half we were an outside/inside team."

"We have a lot of people who can score. Chantelle (Anderson) has to step up at the beginning of the game. She should always be in double figures in shots taken. We have to get the ball in there - we can't be content to shoot three's. We shot well the other night (Western Kentucky - 12-19 from 3-point range) because our inside game was working."

ON DEFENSIVE INTENSITY:
"We play a lot of different defenses. We had a defense practice the other day - we have to be better defensively. We have to have a defensive mentality.

Junior center Chantelle Anderson:
"Coach Foster knows what he is doing and our defensive practice paid off. We still have to work on our intensity, but it's a step in the right direction.

Sophomore forward Jenni Benningfield:
"We try to enter each game with respect for our opponent. We were not focused in the first 10 minutes of the game. We have to focus and play our game and not our opponent's game. We have to focus on our shots - we have to be the attacker, not the one being attacked."


 









 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
                   
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2601 Jess Neely Drive
Nashville, TN 37212
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