Marsh stays hot as Vanderbilt women win at Wright State

Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 1:51am
Staff reports

Merideth Marsh, the reigning SEC player of the week, played all 40 minutes and scored 21 points as Vanderbilt’s women’s basketball team defeated Wright State 63-46 on the road Wednesday.

Marsh made seven of 11 field goal attempts, including three of six 3-pointers, and all four of her free throws as she toped 20 points for the second consecutive game. She also tied a career-high with a game-high four steals.

The other 10 players for 16th-ranked Vanderbilt (7-0) were a combined 14-for-40 (35 percent) from the field and 12-for-20 (60 percent) on free throws.

Two free throws by Marsh capped a run of six unanswered points at the end of the first half by the Commodores, who led by seven, 30-23, at intermission. She then made a 3-pointer, which began an 11-2 VU run to open the second half.

Hannah Tuomi added 10 points, and Lauren Lueders chipped in nine in 11 minutes off the bench. Freshman Tiffany Clarke had a game-high eight rebounds.

Wright State (3-2) led five times in the first half, but never by more than four points. Guard Maria Bennett scored a team-high 10 points.