GAMEDAY Womens Basketball

Tennessee 65, Vanderbilt 51

(AP Photo/Wade Payne)

By TERESA M. WALKER
AP Sports Writer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Jordan Horston scored 16 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as the fifth-ranked Tennessee Lady Vols beat Vanderbilt 65-51 for their seventh straight victory.

The Lady Vols (16-1, 5-0 Southeastern Conference) also won their seventh consecutive game in Memorial Gym against their in-state rival. They've won 13 of the last 14 and are now 31-7 in games played in Nashville in this series.

Rae Burrell had a season-high 11 points off the bench in her fourth game back for Tennessee, and Tamari Key added 10.

Vanderbilt (10-7, 1-2) now has lost two straight, this time after being held to their worst shooting performance of the season at 26.7% (20 of 75).

Iyana Moore led the Commodores with 16, and Brinae Alexander had 15 points before fouling out.

This was the first time Tennessee coach Kellie Harper and first-year Vanderbilt coach Shea Ralph have met as coaches, though Harper was 3-1 against UConn when playing guard for her alma mater. Ralph came in 6-6 against Tennessee as either a player or assistant coach at UConn.

In this game, Harper had the decided size advantage with only three Lady Vols under 6-foot. Ralph, who has four freshmen scoring 36% of the Commodores' points this season, has only three players over 6 feet.

Tennessee, the only remaining undefeated team in the SEC, used that size to counter the Commodores' defensive speed and skills.

Vanderbilt led 6-4 on a jumper by Kaylon Smith and tied it up at 9 on a 3-pointer by Iyana Moore. Horston put Tennessee ahead to stay with a pair of free throws, and the Lady Vols finished the quarter on a 9-2 run for an 18-11 lead after 10 minutes.

They pushed their lead to double digits in the second quarter with Alexus Dye's jumper making it 28-18 with 6:15 left. The Lady Vols just kept padding the lead, outscoring Vandy 23-12 in the second quarter to take a 41-23 lead into halftime.

Vanderbilt missed it first 11 shots in the third as the Lady Vols built their lead to as much as 25. They led 53-33 through three.

The Commodores outscored Tennessee 18-12 in the fourth taking advantage of the Lady Vols' shooting struggles. The deficit was too much to close.


Tennessee
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
A. Dye F 23 3-10 0-0 0-0 2-5 1 0 0 2 0 6
T. Key C 27 5-6 0-2 0-0 3-7 0 1 0 0 3 10
J. Horston G 33 5-14 5-6 1-3 0-13 5 4 3 3 4 16
J. Walker G 19 2-5 3-4 1-1 0-4 0 0 0 5 1 8
T. Darby G 18 1-5 0-0 1-4 1-3 1 0 0 1 0 3
B. Miles 22 1-1 0-0 0-0 1-5 3 0 0 2 2 2
S. Puckett 22 2-5 0-0 0-1 0-0 2 1 0 1 0 4
R. Burrell 16 2-4 7-9 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 1 0 11
K. Green 13 1-3 1-2 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 2 4 3
K. Wynn 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 1 0 0
K. Striplin 2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 0 0 0
J. Rennie 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
E. Saunders 1 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Totals   200 23-55
(.418)
16-23
(.696)
3-9
(.333)
11-50 13 6 3 18 14 65


Vanderbilt
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
K. Smith F 27 3-8 1-2 0-0 2-4 0 0 2 2 1 7
B. Alexander F 20 7-18 0-0 1-5 1-3 0 0 4 1 5 15
J. Cambridge G 38 1-6 1-4 0-1 2-9 3 0 4 0 0 3
D. Washington G 15 1-6 0-0 0-0 1-4 1 0 0 0 3 2
B. LaChance G 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
I. Moore 34 5-20 4-5 2-11 3-4 2 0 2 1 2 16
D. Flournoy 25 1-13 0-0 0-5 0-0 2 0 2 1 4 2
S. Washington 21 0-1 0-0 0-0 2-5 2 1 0 1 3 0
Y. Chambers 18 2-3 2-2 0-0 2-5 0 0 1 0 3 6
Totals   199 20-75
(.267)
8-13
(.615)
3-22
(.136)
17-40 10 1 15 8 21 51


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