By MARY FOSTER
AP Sports Writer
January 27, 2002
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Chantelle Anderson scored 28 points
and grabbed 10 rebounds and Zuzi Klimesova scored 24 points
as No. 6 Vanderbilt beat LSU 64-53 Sunday.
LSU, with only two starters over 6-feet, couldn't stop the
6-6 Anderson and the 6-2 Klimesova.
Vanderbilt (19-4, 5-2 Southeastern Conference) led by as
many as 22 points in the second half.
LSU (11-7, 4-3) snapped a three-game winning streak. The
Tigers had won five straight games at home.
LSU was led by Alysha Smith's 16 points. Ke-Ke Tardy scored
12, and Temeka Johnson had 11 points and five assists.
Ashley McElhiney had eight assists for Vanderbilt.
LSU outrebounded Vanderbilt 33-32 despite the Commodores'
size advantage. The Tigers, after getting no offensive rebounds
in the first half, finished with 11.
Vanderbilt, the nation's best shooting team at 54.3 percent,
shot 57 percent. LSU shot 46 percent, but made just 3-of-11
foul shots. Both teams were cold from 3-point range. Vanderbilt
made 2-of-9, LSU 2-of-7.
Vanderbilt jumped out to a 13-2 lead. While Vandy was making
7-of-10, LSU missed five straight.
The Commodores took a 23-6 lead with 8:28 remaining in the
first half. By that time, Anderson and Klimesova each had
10 points, with Jenni Benningfield's 3 Vanderbilt's only other
Roneeka Hodges' basket at 7:02 sparked an 8-2 LSU run that
cut the deficit to 25-14 with 4:32 left in the half.
The Commodores stretched their lead to 17 with 3:03 left
on a basket by Klimesova. But the Tigers staged a small rally
over the closing minutes, outscoring Vanderbilt 8-2 to cut
it to 34-22 at the half.