Vanderbilt 74, Western Kentucky 48 December 21, 2010 – Memorial Gymnasium – Nashville, Tenn. Attendance: 4,407
Starting Lineup • Vanderbilt started freshman Jasmine Lister, sophomore Gabby Smith and seniors Hanna Tuomi, Jence Rhoads, and Rebecca Silinski. • This is the fourth-straight game the Commodores have started this lineup and only the fourth time this year. • Hanna Tuomi leads Vanderbilt with 94 career starts and made her 105th appearance while Jence Rhoads made her 90th start and team-leading 110th appearance. • Rebecca Silinksi made her 54th appearance and fourth career start with all coming this season. • Gabby Smith mad her 44th appearance and 10th start while Jasmine Lister made her 11th start and appearance. • Lister and Tuomi are the only players to start every game this year for the Commodores.
Postgame Notes: • Vanderbilt is now 20-12 against Western Kentucky while Melanie Balcomb moves to 6-1 against the Lady Toppers. • The 26-point margin of victory is the second largest Vanderbilt has had against Western Kentucky with the highest being 31 points set on December 7, 2000 when the Commodores won 89-58. • The Commodores held the Lady Toppers to a season-low 48 points, five points less than Quinnipiac had on November 26. • For the third time this season, Vanderbilt held an opponent to 22 first-half points. • Vanderbilt shot a season-best .857 (24-for-28) from the free throw line, topping the previous best of .800 set against Southern Illinois on December 7. • Vanderbilt held WKU to a season-low one three-point basket, one less than the previous low set by Duquesne on December 19. • The Lady Toppers only shot 26.2% (17-for-65) from the field, the lowest percentage an opponent has had against the Commodores this season. • This marked the fifth game that at least four players scored in double digits for the Commodores. • 12 different players saw action for the Commodores this season. • Vanderbilt is now 8-0 when leading at the half.
First-half notes: • Hannah Tuomi dished the ball to Jasmine Lister who made a three-point bucket to give Vanderbilt its first points of the game with 15:41 remaining in the half. • Lister and Rhoads scored the first 11 points for Vanderbilt before Elan Brown made a two-point jumper to cut Western Kentucky’s lead to 16-13 with 10:11 remaining. • Stephanie Holzer put in a layup with 6:47 remaining to give Vanderbilt a 17:16 lead, its first of the game. • Jence Rhoads led the Commodores with 13 points and three rebounds at the half. • Largest lead: Vanderbilt 6, Western Kentucky 7 • Lead Changes: 3 • Ties: 3 • The Commodores head into half-time leading 28-22.
Second-half notes: • Vanderbilt opened up the second half with a 15-4 run that spanned four and a half minutes. • Holzer made a jumper with 12:01 remaining to give the Commodores a 50-28 lead. • Tuomi made two free throws with 8:21 remaining to reach her tenth double-digit game and give Vanderbilt a 60-35 lead. • After WKU earned a technical foul, Foggie went to the line and made both free throws to give the Commodores a 65-35 lead with 7:06 remaining. • Largest lead: Vanderbilt 32 • Lead Changes: 0 • Ties: 0
Player notes: • Senior Jence Rhoads made a season-high 21 points, topping her previous best of 19 set against Denver on December 5. It was the most points Rhoads has made against a non-SEC opponent in her career. • Rhoads matched a career-high nine field-goals set against Kentucky on December 14, 2010. • Rhoads has recorded an assist in all nine games she has played in this season. • Freshman Jasmine Lister has made a three-point basket and scored in double digits in all 11 games this year. • Christina Foggie was a perfect 11-for-11 from the free throw line, setting the ninth best mark in school history. • Foggie had a career-high four steals, breaking her previous best of two set against Howard and Duquesne. • Tori Jarosz matched a career-high two rebounds and two blocked shots.