Dec. 20, 2009
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Merideth Marsh scored 24 points to lead Vanderbilt (No. 16 ESPN/USA Today, No. 18 AP) to an 84-47 victory over Tennessee State on Sunday.
The Commodores (10-1) used a season-high 52 points in the first half to pull away from the Tigers (3-7). Marsh scored 16 in the first half.
Jessica Mooney's layup with 11:19 left in the first half gave the Commodores a 22-4 lead and capped a 15-0 run during which they made six straight shots. Vanderbilt dominated the first half, making 20 of 33 shots for a 52-20 halftime lead.
Oby Okafor had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Tennessee State, which fell to 2-14 against the Commodores.
Hannah Tuomi scored 15 points, Mooney added a season-high 15 and Lauren Lueders had 10 for Vanderbilt.