The outcome was never in doubt, as Vanderbilt held a 15-point lead midway through the first half and led 41-16 at halfime.
Junior post Carla Thomas shot free throws early and often, finishing the game a perfect 10 for 10 from the free throw line.
Junior guard Caroline Williams connected on seven 3-pointers out of eleven attempts.
Junior point guard Dee Davis led the team with eight assists and four steals . . .
. . . and also pulled down four rebounds
Besides her 3-pointers, Caroline also was fouled on this shot and sank both of her free throws. For the game, Vanderbilt shot 93.8% from the free throw line.
Carla scored 18 points and led the team with seven rebounds.
Senior post Nicole Jules scored 10 points off the bench by shooting 5 for 5 from the field. For the season so far, she connected on 18 of her 21 field goal attempts for a sizzling .857 percentage.
Senior point guard Erica Grimaldi had her own cheering section with about 30 family members in the stands for the game.
Freshman guard Jennifer Risper and freshman post Amy Malo are still rehabbing off-season knee injuries but were all smiles after the victory.
In the second game, Colgate defeated McNeese State 82-78. The Vanderbilt players scouted the game during the first half, but timeouts provided a chance to enjoy the victory.
On Saturday, McNeese State will meet Charleston Southern in the Consolation Game at 2:00 p.m., and Vanderbilt and Colgate will meet in the Championship Game at 4:00. Tickets for the games are free.