Nov. 15, 2012
NASHVILLE -- The Vanderbilt women's basketball team secured a 69-54 victory over UAB on Thursday, November 15, to run its record to 3-0.
The Blazers, now 2-1, were led by 15 points from Amber Jones. Karisma Chapman added seven points, seven rebounds and four assists.
Schrann helped carry the Commodores in the first half, when Clarke and junior guard Jasmine Lister went to the bench with two fouls. She scored a team-high seven points in the opening frame, helping Vanderbilt take a 23-18 lead into the break.
In the second half, Vanderbilt finally saw the Foggie that earned First Team All-SEC honors last season. The Mount Laurel, N.J., native was 6-10 from the field in the second period, including 3-6 from three, to score 17 points.
Another key for the Commodores to pull away was defense. Vanderbilt forced 17 Blazer turnovers in the second half and scored 10 points off those miscues.
Head Coach Melanie Balcomb also got some impressive play from freshman forward Heather Bowe, who scored six points on a perfect 3-of-3 from the field while grabbing nine rebounds in 17 minutes of action. Bowe is one of the players being looked to to fill the void left by the season-ending injury to Stephanie Holzer.
Next up for Vanderbilt is a road contest at Dayton on Sunday, November 18. Tipoff at UD Arena is set for 1:00 p.m. CT.