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Strong second half carries Vandy by Wright St.

FAIRBORN, Ohio -- Merideth Marsh scored 21 points and Vanderbilt (No. 14 ESPN/USA Today, No. 16 AP) used a strong second half to beat Wright State 63-46 on Wednesday night.

Hannah Tuomi had 10 points and seven rebounds for the Commodores (7-0), who led 30-23 at halftime. Vanderbilt then went on a 11-2 run to open the second half, stretching the lead to 16 on Lauren Lueders' layup.

Marsh, who went 7 for 11 from the floor and 3 for 6 on 3-pointers, led the run with five points. She also had four steals.

Lueders' 3 pushed Vanderbilt's lead to 49-29 -- its largest of the game -- with 11:17 left in the half. Lueders finished with nine points in 11 minutes.

Maria Bennett scored 10 points for Wright State (3-2), which cut the deficit to 11 on Kanisha Ward's 3-pointer with less than 2 minutes left.