Vanderbilt Closes Non-Conference with Win over Lipscomb

Dec. 28, 2017

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NASHVILLE -- On the strength of a 15-point, 13-rebound double-double from Kayla Overbeck and 17 points from Chelsie Hall, the Vanderbilt women's basketball team snapped its four-game losing streak with a come-from-behind 92-82 win over backyard foe Lipscomb on Thursday. 

The Skinny
Date: Dec. 28, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM CT
Place: Nashville, Tenn. (Memorial Gym)
Records: Vanderbilt (4-10), Lipscomb (3-11) 

At The Top of the Charts
Points: Chelsie Hall -- 17 points
Rebounds: Kayla Overbeck -- 13 rebounds
Assists: Autumn Newby -- 5 assists
Steals: Kayla Overbeck/Cierra Walker -- 2 steals

How It Happened
First Quarter: Lipscomb 27, Vanderbilt 17
The Bisons open the game strong and took a 16-7 lead midway through the quarter on the strength of an 11-0 run from Lipscomb which forced the Dores to call a timeout. LeaLea Carter drained a bucket after the break to end the run but the Bisons remained hot through the remainder of the quarter, shooting 52.9 percent through the first 10 minutes with seven triples, to take a 27-17 lead. 



Second Quarter: Lipscomb 45, Vanderbilt 41
The Bisons continued their hot shooting into the second quarter and with a three-pointer from Loren Cagle and a free throw from Lauren Rau took their biggest lead of the night at 31-17 before a bucket from Hall ended a 2:45 Vanderbilt scoring drought. Rachel Bell was a spark midway through the quarter with two quick triples, cutting the once 14-point Bisons lead to 10 points forcing the visitors to call a timeout.  Autumn Newby crucial  in the second quarter with eight second-quarter points as the Dores continued to try and dig out of their hole. Vanderbilt cut the score to single digits -- for the first time since the 5:05 mark of the first quarter - with a bucket from Hall with 2:00 remaining.  Erin Whalen had four points in an 8-0 Vanderbilt  run late in the quarter as the Bisons took slim a 45-41 lead into halftime.   

Third Quarter: Vanderbilt 67, Lipscomb 60
The visitors stuck first in the third quarter but a buckets from Christa Reed and Chelsie Hall got the Lipscomb lead to one possession with 1:30 off the clock. With the Bisons holding a 50-47 lead, a bucket from Newby gave the Dores their second lead of the game, 51-50 at the 5:15 mark as part of a 6-0 Vanderbilt run over a span of 2:14, holding the Bisons without a bucket for nearly four minutes. The Dores lead was up to 56-51 but the Bisons cut it back to a one possession game with a three-point play late in the quarter. The Dores took a 67-60 lead on a three-point play to end the quarter from Chelsie Hall. 

Fourth Quarter: Vanderbilt 92, Lipscomb 82
Vanderbilt forced a steal on the first possession of the quarter and was able to take a 74-66 lead at the 7:04 mark of the half on the strength of buckets from Christa Reed and Kayla Overbeck. After a bucket from Rachel Bell, Lipscomb called a timeout to draw up a play and used a 5-0 spurt to get right back in the game, forcing a Vanderbilt timeout. Out of the break, Kayla Overbeck completed a three-point play to shift the momentum back to the home team. Overbeck, who picked up her first double-double of the season with 15 points and 13 rebounds, posted 11  second-half points and seven rebounds. With the home team leading, 83-75 Vanderbilt sealed the win going 7-of-9 from the charity stripe in the final 3:05. 

Inside the Lane
-Rachel Bell moved up to No. 34 on the all-time scoring charts with 10 points.

-Vanderbilt's 92 points are the most points for the Commodores this season.

-Overbeck reached double figures rebounds for the first time this season with 13 rebounds

-Autumn Newby was in double figures for the second time this season with a career-high 16 points.

-Chelsie Hall posted her ninth game in double figures and her second consecutive game in double figures with 17 points.

-Kayla Overbeck posted her eighth career double-double and first of the season with 15 points and 13 rebounds.

-Vanderbilt had six players in double figures for the first time since a game against Alabama in 2009. 

Up Next
The Commodores will open the SEC slate with a New Year's Eve road game at LSU. The Commodores and Tigers will tipoff from the Pete Maravich Center at 3 pm in a game televised on the SEC Network   

Next Five Games
Dec. 31 -- at LSU, 3 pm*
Jan. 4 -- vs. Georgia. 7 pm
Jan. 7 -- vs. Tennessee, 11 am
Jan. 11 -- vs. Missouri, 7 pm
Jan. 15 -- vs. Kentucky, 6 pm  

*-SEC Opener     

All game times CENTRAL

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