Vandy-DSU: At The Half

By Jeff Lippman - March 18, 2007

Taking into consideration that Vanderbilt's bigs, Carla Thomas and Liz Sherwood, are a combined 6-for-7 from the floor with 15 points and anything they want inside, the halftime score of 28-24 is pretty impressive for the Lady Hornets.

Delaware State is using tenacious defense to stay involved in this game. They are outrunning Vanderbilt and getting their hands on every pass.

The good news for the Hornets: Despite being undersized and outworked on the glass 16-11, AND shooting just 31 percent from the field, they are only down four at half and have looked like the livlier team on the court.

Rocky Collier is leading the way for DSU with 12 points, most of those coming from the charity stripe where she is 6-for-6 at the half.

DSU is winning the turnover battle 12-8 and has scored 12 points off turnovers.

Neither team is shooting threes particularly well, with Vandy going 1-for-5 (Jessica Mooney was 1-for-1 while Caroline Williams was 0-for-4). DSU is 1-for-6 from long range, with their own 0-for-4 performance from Katreem Palmer.

Carla Thomas still leads Vandy with 10 points and is perfect from the field and the line.

Although the score is close, I'd have to say that Vandy didn't play well in the first half and still holds the lead. If the Commodores find the groove they had for the SEC Tournament, the Lady Hornets could just be hanging around until the floodgates open and this one gets away from them.

Posted by Jeff Lippman at 12:55 PM on March 18, 2007

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