NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Jence Rhoads and Meredith Marsh both scored 17 points to lead Vanderbilt (No. 14 ESPN/USA Today, No. 16 AP) past Western Kentucky 79-73 in overtime on Sunday.
Rhoads had seven points and her backcourtmate Marsh added six in the overtime for the Commodores (8-1).Rhoads, who had nine assists, was 5 of 6 from the free throw line over the final 36 seconds to seal the win as Vanderbilt rebounded from its first loss.Amy McNear had 12 points for the Lady Toppers (4-3), including six in overtime. She tied the game at 62 with a reverse layup with 7 seconds left in regulation. Rhoads missed a layup at the buzzer.Senior forward Dominique Duck had 17 points for Western Kentucky before leaving with an injury with 7:25 left, and Arnika Brown had 11 points and 11 rebounds.Tiffany Clarke scored 12 points for Vanderbilt, while Hannah Tuomi had 11 and Jessica Mooney 10.