WBB Recap: Kentucky 71, Vanderbilt 55

The Vanderbilt Commodore women dropped their fifth straight when they fell to Kentucky on Sunday night. Here is your VandyMania.com recap.

Kentucky scored first on a jumper by Evelyn Akhator and the Cats would lead throughout the first period. The Commodores turned the ball over repeatedly and had problems scoring. However, a last second Minta Spears 3-pointer ended the quarter with Kentucky on top 14-12.  

In the second stanza, things got ugly for the Dores as turnovers and fouls along with missed shots doomed the Commodores to another single digit scoring period and the Commodores would head to the locker room down 28-19.  

In the third period Vandy momentarily pulled to within seven on a 3-pointer by Christa Reed but UK answered almost immediately with a 3-pointer by Taylor Murray. Throughout the game, the Commodores gave up way too many easy layups to the Wildcats. 

The Commodores entered the final period trailing 46-32.  Vandy utilized a full-court press to start the period. Vandy cut the lead to 59-51 with 4:51 to play on a layup by Marquez Webb.  Vanderbilt saw threes by Christa Reed and Minta Spears while Marquez Webb scored on several layups and free throws, but each time the Commodores scored the Wildcats answered with scores of their own. 

Reed led the Dores in scoring with 17.  Spears with 10 was the only other Commodores that scored in double digits.  

Vanderbilt shot well, for the most part, hitting 47.6 percent of their field goals and 50 percent from 3-point range.  Kentucky's shooting wasn't as accurate but the Wildcats took 21 more shots from the field than Vandy did.  Additionally, Vanderbilt had 24 turnovers compared to just 10 for the Cats.  

Vandy falls to 15-9 (4-8 SEC) with the loss. Kentucky improves to 17-6 (6-6 SEC) with the win.  Next up for Vanderbilt will be a visit to Florida on Thursday.  




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