No. 6/5 Vanderbilt Commodores got 19 points from junior center
Chantelle Anderson and a double-double from senior forward
Zuzi Klimesova, but it wasn't enough to overcome No. 18 Florida,
as the Lady Gators snapped Vanderbilt's 16 game Memorial Gym
winning streak with a 62-51 victory Thursday night.
the first half, both teams' defense dominated early as the
game was tied 9-9 after ten minutes of play. However, after
the slow start the Commodore offense awoke to make 11 of their
last 14 field goal attempts of the first half. The Vanderbilt
run was led by Anderson, who had 13 points at the break. An
eight-point Commodore advantage with 1:30 left before the
half was cut to one as the Lady Gators went on a late 7-0
run to close the half and cut the Vanderbilt lead to 31-30.
two teams traded baskets for the first eight
minutes of the second half but the Commodores didn't relinquish
the lead until a 20-4 Florida run put the Lady Gators up by
13, 54-41, with just under five minutes to play. The Gators
held off the Commodores over the final five minutes and secured
the 11-point victory.
led all scorers with 19 points. Klimesova had 11 points and
ten rebounds for her sixth double-double of the season. Florida
(14-5, 4-2 SEC) was led by Vanessa Hayden and Monique Cardenas
who each scored 14 points. The Gators' Brandi McCain added
Commodores (18-4, 4-2 SEC) will return to action on Sunday
as they travel to Baton Rouge, La. for a meeting with No.
24 LSU. Tipoff is at 4:00 p.m. and the game can be seen on
Comcast Sports Southeast.