Jence Rhoads scored 18 of her
career-high 25 points in the second half to help Vanderbilt beat
17th-ranked Kentucky 68-55 on Sunday.
Meredith Marsh added 11 points, including a pair of 3-pointers,
for the Commodores (18-7, 7-5 Southeastern Conference). Lauren
Lueders had 10 points, making three 3-pointers.
The Wildcats (21-4, 9-3), led by Victoria Dunlap's 19 points,
saw their eight-game conference win streak end but remained in
second place. A'dia Mathies contributed 13 points for Kentucky.
Rhoads, who missed two games after suffering a broken hand in
the loss at Kentucky last month, put the Commodores up 51-42 on
layup after an outlet pass from Lueders. Vanderbilt outscored the
Wildcats 16-7 when Kentucky went nearly 7 minutes without a field
The Wildcats, who ended a 13-game losing streak to Vanderbilt on
Jan. 10, still haven't defeated the Commodores in Nashville in 24
years. Dunlap scored 10 points in the first half, giving the
Wildcats their largest lead with her basket at 24-18, and Kentucky
led by a point at halftime.
Elan Brown scored Vanderbilt's first five points and the
Commodores went up 10-4 on Rhoads' 3-pointer.