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No. 23 Vandy cruises past Kentucky

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Carla Thomas scored 17 points and
Vanderbilt (No. 23 ESPN/USA Today; No. 24 AP) beat Kentucky 72-55 on Thursday night.

Dee Davis added 14 points for the Commodores (18-9, 7-6
Southeastern Conference). Nicole Jules had 13, Caroline Williams 11
and Liz Sherwood scored 10.

Carly Ormerod led Kentucky (19-7, 8-5) with 19 points, and
Samantha Mahoney had 12.

The Commodores opened the second half with eight straight
points, taking a 39-28 lead on Jules' basket with 16 minutes
remaining.

Vanderbilt scored 11 straight points during a 17-3 run midway
through the first half, going ahead 23-15 on Thomas' jumper with 7
minutes left.

Kentucky scored the last six points of the first half and
trailed 31-28 at halftime.