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(24) Vanderbilt 85

(12-4, 1-0 SEC)

Alabama 76

(12-4, 0-1 SEC)

    7:00 PM ET, January 8, 2009

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    #24VAN 47 3885
    ALA 22 5476

    Top Performers

    Vanderbilt: J. Risper 17 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Alabama: E. Russell 25 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl

    Vanderbilt rebounds from pair of losses to stop Alabama

    Associated Press

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Jennifer Risper scored 17 points to lead No. 24 Vanderbilt to an 85-76 victory over Alabama on Thursday night.

    Christina Wirth added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Commodores (12-4, 1-0 Southeastern Conference). Merideth Marsh scored 13 points, Hannah Tuomi and Jence Rhoads had 12 each and Chanel Chisholm 11.

    The Commodores rebounded from consecutive losses and snapped Alabama's six-game winning streak by beating the Crimson Tide for the seventh straight time and 11 of the last 12.

    Ericka Russell led Alabama (12-4, 0-1) with a career-high 25 points, including 5-for-8 shooting on 3-pointers. Varisa Raffington added 16 points, Courtney Strauthers had 12 points and 10 rebounds. Tierney Jenkins scored 11 points and Alyson Butler had 10.

    Vanderbilt led 51-25 in the second half before Alabama stormed back.

    Russell had 15 points in the half, and her 3 with 12:53 to go got the Crimson Tide within eight. Alabama then pulled to 78-72 on Strauthers' layup with 2:49 to go.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    VAN
    ALA
    Points 85 76
    FG Made-Attempted 31-56 (.554) 30-72 (.417)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-13 (.385) 9-17 (.529)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-22 (.818) 7-11 (.636)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 26 3

    Game Leaders

     
    VAN
    ALA
    PointsJ. Risper 17E. Russell 25
    ReboundsC. Wirth 10C. Strauthers 10
    AssistsJ. Rhoads 7D. Magee 10
    StealsC. Chisholm 2E. Russell 3
    BlocksC. Chisholm 1C. McCoy 1

    2008-09 Season

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    » Jan 8, 2009 VAN 85, @ALA 76Recap | Box Score
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