Vanderbilt women fade at finish in loss to Texas A&M

Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 11:38pm
Staff reports

Three players scored in double figures but Vanderbilt failed to pull off the upset on the road.

Despite a team-high 17 points from Christina Foggie scored the Commodores faded late in a 60-52 loss at No. 16 Texas A&M on Thursday night.

Vanderbilt (14-7, 4-4 Southeastern Conference) led by as many as seven in the first half and took a three-point lead into intermission.

Tiffany Clarke’s free throws gave the Commodores their last lead, 39-38, midway through the second half. Then the Aggies (17-5, 7-1) rattled off 10 straight points and never looked back.

A layup by Foggie pulled Vanderbilt back within three, 50-47, with 4:48 remaining. But Texas A&M responded with another 10-0 run. Peyton Little’s 3-pointer with 1:47 to go capped off the spurt to give the Aggies an insurmountable 60-47 lead. Courtney Walker scored a game-high 20 points for the Aggies, in their first year in the SEC.

After shooting 44 percent in the first half, the Commodores made just nine of 30 shots (30 percent) after halftime.

Clarke added 14 points and nine rebounds and freshman Heather Bowe, making her first SEC start, scored 10. Point guard Jasmine Lister had eight points, 10 assists and six rebounds.

It was the fourth loss in six games for Vanderbilt, which returns to Memorial Gymnasium to play Ole Miss on Sunday.

1 Comment on this post:

By: joe41 on 2/1/13 at 8:06

A couple of players stopped playing hard in the second half. They looked good in the first half but made too many errant passes when they could have built a substantial lead.