VU women rally past Georgia Tech

DULUTH-- Vanderbilt scored 26 consecutive points to rally past Georgia Tech, 72-55. The Commodore's Caroline Williams, a Georgia native, scored 21 points in front of her home state fans to help #14 Vanderbilt improve to 17-3 on the season.

Vanderbilt, sparked by 6 early points from Christina Wirth, jumped out to an early 12-3 lead. Georgia Tech then took advantage of sluggish Commodore play to take a 30-26 lead to the locker room.

Things looked bleak for the Commodores at the start of the second half. The Yellow Jackets, led by Janie Mitchell who scored 14, used a stifling defense to build a 9-point lead.

Trailing 46-37 with 10:46 remaining, the sleeping Commodores awoke and buried the Yellow Jackets with an incredible 26-0 run. The senior Williams, who made 4 of 6 three-point shots during the game, scored 11 points during the run that put Vanderbilt ahead 63-46 with 2:56 remaining. Other key scorers for Vanderbilt included Wirth and Carla Thomas who each had 12.

The non-conference match up was part of the Russell Athletic Shootout, which pitted teams from the SEC against the ACC. Vandy's win coupled with Georgia's earlier 70-65 victory over Florida State gave the SEC a sweep.

Vanderbilt improves to 17-3 (3-2 SEC) with the win and next host rival Tennessee on Thursday. Georgia Tech falls to 10-8 (2-2 ACC). The Yellow Jackets next host Boston College on Thursday.

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