Lady Jackets fall to Vandy

Associated Press
Vanderbilt's Caroline Williams, left, and Dee Davis, right, trap Georgia Tech guard Stephanie Higgs during the first half of their women's basketball game at Gwinnett Arena Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007, in Duluth, Ga.

DULUTH, Ga. - Caroline Williams scored six points to spark a 26-0 run and No. 14 Vanderbilt recovered from a nine-point deficit midway through the second half to beat Georgia Tech 72-55 on Sunday.


The Commodores' win gave the Southeastern Conference a two-game sweep over the Atlantic Coast Conference in the Russell Athletic Shootout. Earlier Sunday, Georgia beat Florida State 70-65.

Williams scored 21 points, including the first six points of the 26-0 run, to lead Vanderbilt (17-3).

Janie Mitchell scored 14 points for Georgia Tech (11-8) in her first game since spraining her left knee on Jan. 4. Chioma Nnamaka added 13 points and Stephanie Higgs 11.

Georgia Tech opened the second half with an 18-5 run to take a 42-35 lead after trailing 30-26 at halftime.

Vanderbilt's troubles increased when point guard Dee Davis left with four fouls at the 11:58 mark.

Tech led by nine points at 46-37 before the Commodores took control. A 3-pointer and three-point play by Williams sparked the big run. Williams added another 3 in the run, which ended with two free throws by Higgs with 2:39 left.

Vanderbilt played its second game in four days in the state of Georgia, following an 83-71 loss to Georgia on Thursday.



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