Recap: Vanderbilt 86, Air Force 29

The Vanderbilt Commodore women won by their largest margin of victory since 2010 in blasting Air Force 86-29 on Monday night at Memorial Gym.

The Vanderbilt Commodore women won by their largest margin of victory since 2010 in blasting Air Force 86-29 on Monday night at Memorial Gym.  

Vandy got off to a slow start, even trailing briefly 3-2 early in the game. Leading 11 to 7 with 4:20 left in the 1st period, the Commodores went on a 24 to zero run to build a 35 to 7 advantage. The long Vandy run ended with a Falcons basket with 3:36 left in the half.

When the buzzer sounded at the end of the first half, Rachel Bell had already matched her 3 point shots made career high with four and Vanderbilt led 37-11.

In the second half Vandy continued its onslaught holding the Falcon women without a score in the first five minutes the third period.  Rebekah Dahlman's three point shot put the 'Dores up 54-13 with 3:52 remaining in the third period.  However, Air Force would go on to score 11 points in the the third, the Falcons biggest scoring period in the game.

Very late in the game Vanderbilt would clear its bench but the Commodore women still added to their lead. The 57-point final margin was the Commodores biggest lead of the game.

Rachel Bell finished with 20 points, a career high.  Jasmine Jenkins tallied 12 points and Marq'ues Webb had 11 points in just 12 minutes of action.

Vandy shot a red hot 69 percent from the field, 70 percent from three point range and 63.6 percent from the line.

The Falcons, who fall to 0-6 on the season, were led in scoring by Sarah Fotsch with 11. 

The 57-point margin was the Commodores largest margin of victory over an opponent since defeating Quinnipiac 111-53 during the 2010-11 season.   

Vandy, which improves to 5-2 on the young season, will next visit Drexel on Thursday night.    


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