Vanderbilt "pinks out" Clemson, 82-63

NASHVILLE-- A pair of double-doubles from senior Caroline Williams and junior Liz Sherwood led the 12th-ranked Vanderbilt women's basketball team to a convincing 82-63 win over Clemson Sunday at Memorial Gymnasium.

On her 22nd birthday, Sherwood led all scorers with 22 points and 13 rebounds. Williams posted 12 points and 11 boards.

Sunday marked the first time since Dec. 4, 2004, that two Commodores had registered double-doubles in one game. Dee Davis and Carla Thomas combined to reach the feat at Miami (Ohio) during their sophomore seasons.

Thomas had 19 points on Sunday, while sophomore Christina Wirth added 12 points.

D'Lesha Lloyd led four Clemson players in double-figures with 16 points. Lele Hardy posted a double-double for the Lady Tigers with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Over 4,600 fans cheered the Commodores to victory and, as part of Vanderbilt's "Pink Out" promotion to raise breast cancer awareness, many joined Head Coach Melanie Balcomb's staff in wearing pink for the nationally televised contest (ESPN2).

The Commodores hit the road on Thursday to face their second consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference opponent, traveling to Durham, N.C., to take on fifth-ranked Duke.

Vanderbilt's Carla Thomas (50) drives the ball inside as she is guarded by Clemson's D'Lesha Lloyd (23) Vanderbilt won 82-63. (AP Photo/Neil Brake) Top Stories