Scores

Final

Indiana State 75

(7-4, 3-4 away)

(12) Vanderbilt 89

(11-1, 7-0 home)

    4:00 PM ET, December 21, 2006

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    INST 45 3075
    #12VAN 51 3889

    Vandy tops Indiana State in Holiday tourney title game

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Carla Thomas scored 22 points to lead No. 12 Vanderbilt to an 89-75 victory over Indiana State on Thursday in the championship game of the Vanderbilt Holiday Tournament.

    The Commodores (11-1) pulled away in the second half with a 19-8 run, stretching a 58-53 lead to 77-61 with 5:27 remaining.

    Indiana State (7-4) kept it close in the first half by making 13 of its first 18 shots from the field and six of its first 10 3-pointers. The Sycamores shot 55.6 percent before halftime.

    Vanderbilt clamped down on defense in the second half, holding Indiana State to 34.4 percent shooting. The Commodores shot 54.8 percent in the second half.

    Thomas was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player. Christina Wirth added a career-high 18 points for Vanderbilt. Rachel Maenpaa led Indiana State with 23 points and six rebounds.

    Longwood defeated Lipscomb 55-53 in the consolation game.

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