Commodores Move to 2-0 in Italy 8/22/02

VENICE, Italy – Vanderbilt’s women’s basketball team moved to 2-0 on its 10-day Italian excursion, as the Commodores defeated Seiezone Lombarda, 103-58. The Commodores are scheduled to conclude their playing portion of the trip Thursday evening before returning to Nashville on Friday.

Senior Chantelle Anderson followed-up her 28 point, 10 rebound performance last Sunday with a 33 point, 10 rebound performance on Wednesday. Anderson was unstoppable from the floor, as she shot 16-for-18 (.889).

Three other Commodores chipped in with double-figure outputs. Junior Jenni Benningfield turned in 15 points, while junior Hillary Hager and sophomore Abi Ramsey had 12 and 11 points, respectively.

“Offensively, we executed the break and ran our lanes better,” head coach Melanie Balcomb said. “We did a better job of spreading the floor and that opened Chantelle up. Defensively, we worked a lot on the match-up zone and it helped. We (the coaches) really got on them (the team) in the second half because we were getting beat off the dribble, and that’s why we were in foul trouble.”

Overall statistics from Seiezone Lombarda game

  • 25 team fouls
  • 42-for-69 from the floor
  • 15-for-18 from the free throw line
  • 4-for-17 from three-point range


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