Vanderbilt women's win streak ends at South Carolina

Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 9:35pm

Jasmine Lister scored 11 points, had seven assists and played all 40 minutes but Vanderbilt’s nine-game win streak ended with a 64-48 loss at South Carolina on Thursday.

Christina Foggie made just four of 15 shots (he was 0-for-4 on 3-pointers) and finished with nine points but still became the 35th player in program history with at least 1,000 career points.

As a team Vanderbilt shot just 26.5 percent from the field and was outrebounded 35-31.

"Even when we did have a good look or good shot, you have to make it," Vanderbilt coach Melanie Balcomb said. "And then when you don't make it, you have to offensive rebound. Our lack of offensive rebounding was exposed.”

The Commodores (12-3, 2-1 in the SEC) took an early 7-4 lead with a seven-point run then were outscored 17-2 over the next 8:10 and trailed the rest of the way. Lister’s 3-pointer 4:10 after the opening tip put Vanderbilt in front 5-4, and two Tiffany Clarke free throws extended the advantage — briefly.

South Carolina (14-2, 2-1) went ahead to stay with 14:05 to play in the first half. The No. 18 Gamecocks led by as many as 18 before halftime and were up 36-20 at intermission.

Vanderbilt got as close as 10 twice in the second half, the second time with 2:37 remaining when Lister’s two free throws made it 55-45.

Heather Bowe tied Lister with a team-high 11 points but the two also committed four turnovers apiece, which accounted for nearly half of the Commodores’ 18.

South Carolina’s Aleighsa Welch led all scorers with 13 points, and Ieasia Walker added 12 points and five assists.

Vanderbilt’s next game is against Arkansas, 2 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Gymnasium.