PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Nicole Jules scored a career-high 21 points,
and sharp-shooting Liz Sherwood added 16 to lead No. 19 Vanderbilt
over La Salle 70-57 Thursday.
Sherwood was 7-of-7 as the Commodores (9-3) cruised to a 45-25
halftime lead. She finished 8-of-9, combining with Jules to keep
Vanderbilt comfortably ahead for much of the game.
Jules' previous career high was 18 points.
Jenna Graber led La Salle (3-6) with 12 points.
The Commodores led by as many as 23 points in the second half
before La Salle used a 22-6 run over a span of 9:30 to get within
54-47 with 10:15 remaining. The Explorers got no closer thereafter.
Vanderbilt made 20 of 31 shots for 65 percent in the first half
while La Salle connected was just 7-of-18.
Vanderbilt broke the game open early with a 15-0 run to take a
19-4 lead with 13:55 remaining in the first half on a 3-pointer by
Christina Wirth. The Commodores extended their lead to as many as
21 points in the first half on a 3 by Jules for a 39-18 advantage
with 4:23 left.
La Salle's Davineia Payne added 11 points and eclipsed the
1,000-point plateau for her career. Carlene Hightower and Shaune
McLaughlin added 10 points each.