Second-half surge leads VU past Austin Peay

Nov. 27, 2009

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Jordan Coleman scored a career-high 17 points and Vanderbilt (No. 16 ESPN/USA Today, No. 21 AP) scored 21 straight points after halftime to rout Austin Peay 95-51 on Friday.

Hannah Tuomi scored 15 for the Commodores (5-0), who play the winner of North Carolina State-Northwestern State on Saturday in the final game of their Thanksgiving Tournament.

Ashley Herring scored 21 points for Austin Peay (1-4), going 4-for-4 on 3-point attempts and helping the Governors take a 19-12 advantage.

Meredith Marsh hit three 3-pointers in the second half, including two in the 21-0 run, and Jence Rhodes also scored six of her 10 points in the streak for Vandy.

Marsh finished with 12 points.

Tuomi had 12 first-half points on 6-of-11 shooting from the field, including six straight points. She tied it 23-23 when she missed a free throw after a basket and then put back her own rebound.

The Commodores will face North Carolina State in Saturday's championship game. Austin Peay will face Northwestern State in Saturday's first game, scheduled to tip at 2 p.m. CT.



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