Vanderbilt women double up on double-doubles in win at Alabama

Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 4:44pm
Staff reports

Fueled by double the trouble in the post, Vanderbilt snapped a two-game losing streak.

Tiffany Clarke and Heather Bowe each recorded a double-double to help the Commodores hold off Alabama for a 67-58 victory on the road on Sunday.

Clarke tied a career-high with 27 points and had a season-high 15 rebounds for her third straight double-double and seventh of the season. Bowe, a freshman, scored 13 points and had 13 rebounds, a personal-best, for her second career double-double.

The duo combined for all the points in a crucial 9-2 run late that sealed the victory for the Commodores (14-6, 4-2 Southeastern Conference).

Leading just 49-48 with 6:52 left, Bowe made two straight jumpers and a free throw to cap off a three-point play. After Alabama’s Daisha Simmons made two free throws to cut the deficit to four, Clarke scored four straight points for a 58-50 advantage. The Crimson Tide (12-8, 2-5) never got closer than six after that.

Christina Foggie also added 13 points as only five plays scored for Vanderbilt. The Commodores also overcame 27 turnovers, including a career-high 11 from point guard Jasmine Lister.