LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Chantelle Anderson scored 28 points,
and Zuzi Klimesova had 16 points and 10 rebounds as No. 6
Vanderbilt beat Kentucky 73-57 Thursday night.
Freshman Ashley Earley added a career-high 16 points and
seven rebounds for the Commodores (23-6, 9-4 Southeastern
Conference), who have won three of their last four.
Rita Adams and Shambrica Jones had 12 points each, and SeSe
Helm added 11 to lead the Wildcats (8-18, 1-12), who lost
their 12th straight.
Anderson, who made 12 of 16 shots, scored the first seven
points of the second half to give Vanderbilt a 46-24 lead.
Kentucky got no closer than 15 the rest of the way.
Vanderbilt led by as many as 21 on several occasions. An
11-3 run gave the Commodores a 69-48 lead with 3:57 remaining.
Vanderbilt, which beat Kentucky 71-54 on Jan. 10 to start
the Wildcats' losing streak, shot 53 percent to Kentucky's
42 percent and outrebounded the Wildcats 37-21.
Kentucky's only lead came on Rita Adams' long 3-pointer less
than a minute into the game.
Anderson and Earley scored 10 of Vanderbilt's first 12 points,
most coming from within six feet of the basket. Jenni Benningfield's
3-pointer gave the Commodores a 15-10 lead at the 12-minute
Earley scored six straight points to spark a 16-4 run, increasing
the margin to 37-21 with 1:47 remaining. Anderson scored the
team's final three points as the Commodores held a 39-24 halftime
Vanderbilt shot 57 percent in the first half to Kentucky's
38 percent and outrebounded the Wildcats 22-8.