Things looked bleak in the first half for the Vanderbilt women's basketball team. The Commodores trailed Lipscomb by 14 and it looked like it was going to be a repeat last week's 111-74 loss to Belmont. The Vandy women would have nothing of it. There's a reason Kayla Overbeck was selected to USA Basketball Women's U19 team that competed for World Cup in July the summer. Overbeck showed why USA coaches wanted her on the National Team on Thursday night by scoring 15 points and pulling down rebounds in what turned out to be a very satisfying 92-82 win over the Bison.
Vandy also got double-digit scoring performances from Autumn Newby (16), Chelsie Hall (17), Rachel Bell (10) and Erin Whalen (10). After trailing early the 'Dores and giving up 10 threes in the first half the Vandy women contested the long shots better and got things under control.
For the game, the Commodores dominated the boards 44-29 and made 6 of 10 from three-point range while Lipscomb made an impressive 15 of 33 from beyond the arc. Two purple-clad players had five trees (Emily Kmec and Kennedy Potts), while another Lipscomb player, Loren Cagle, canned four treys.
The win improves the Commodores' record to 4-10 and provides some momentum as the team heads to SEC play. Lipscomb falls to 3-11.