Vanderbilt vs James Madison
4 pm
December 2, 2001
Gaylord Entertainment Center


The No. 3 Vanderbilt Commodores downed James Madison 90-44 today at the Gaylord Entertainment Center to improve to 9-1 on the season. Vanderbilt took control early and jumped out to a 42-15 lead at halftime. The Commodores continued their strong play in the second half as the pulled away for the 46-point victory. Ashley McElhiney led the Commodores with 20 points on 8 of 9 shooting, including connecting on all four of her three-point attempts. Vanderbilt had three other players score in double figures as Chantelle Anderson and Zuzi Klimesova each scored 15 points, while Jenni Benningfield added 13 points. Vanderbilt shot 66.0 percent from the field, and 66.7 percent from behind the arc in the victory, while James Madison (4-2) shot 30 percent from the field and 25 percent from three-point range.


VU Head Coach Jim Foster

On Gaylord Entertainment Center
These are the kinds of houses you see in postseason. It had that feeling today. You pull up in the bus to a foreign gym and juices are flowing.

The defensive effort was good. We covered their shooters. Our activity helped us on the backboards getting position to rebound. We're good offensively, but we can't fall into the trap that offense alone will win games.

In the first half, I liked the way we were getting 3s. They (JMU) consciously tried to take away our inside game. In the second half, when they had to adjust, we took it back inside.

VU Center Chantelle Anderson

They tried to take me out of the game by packing it inside. Our team did a great job opening it back up. We're an inside-outside team. I don't worry about not getting the ball, it'll come.


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