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Mississippi St 48

(6-10, 1-2 SEC)

(23) Vanderbilt 87

(12-4, 1-1 SEC)

    8:00 PM ET, January 12, 2006

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    MSST 15 3348
    #23VAN 46 4187

    Sherwood, Vanderbilt crush Mississippi State at home

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Liz Sherwood scored 16 of her 22 points in the first half and Vanderbilt (No. 21 ESPN/USA Today; No. 23 AP) defeated Mississippi State 87-48 Thursday night.

    Sherwood, the NCAA Division I leader in field goal percentage entering the game at 69.3 percent, hit her first six shots on Thursday and finished 9-for-12 from the field with nine rebounds.

    Vanderbilt (12-4, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) scored the first 14 points of the game and led 46-13 in the final minute of the first half.

    Heather Hollis scored 21 points for Mississippi State (6-10, 1-2), which trailed 46-15 at halftime after shooting 4-of-23 from the field and committing 17 turnovers.

    Caroline Williams hit two 3-pointers in a 22-4 run that extended the Commodores' lead to 74-28 with 10 minutes to play. Mississippi State went on a 13-2 run to trim the deficit below 40 points.

    Williams and Tina Wirth each had 16 points for Vanderbilt, while Nicole Jules added 10.

    Robin Porter had 10 points for Mississippi State.

    Vanderbilt junior Carla Thomas reached the 1,000-point plateau for her career with her first basket of the game. She finished with eight points, giving her 1,007 for her career.

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