Wirth and Risper combine for 35 points to lead 'Dores to its sixth straight win.
Feb. 14, 2008
All Access (FREE): Watch Video Highlights of the Game All Access (FREE): Coach Balcomb's Press Conference All Access (FREE): Press Conf. with Marsh & Wirth Audio: Listen to Balcomb's Press Conference View Steve Green's Photo GalleryBox Score | Postgame Quotes | Season Stats Upcoming Home Games, 322-GOLD for TicketsSun., Feb. 17, vs. Tennessee at 2:30 p.m. CT (Sold Out)Sun., March 2, vs. Alabama at 2 p.m. CT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Christina Wirth scored 20 points to lead No. 25 Vanderbilt to a 66-49 victory over Kentucky on Thursday night.The victory moved the Commodores two games in front of the Wildcats for third place in the Southeastern Conference.A 14-0 run to open the second half gave Vanderbilt (19-6 overall, 8-2 SEC) a lead it would not relinquish. Kentucky (12-12, 6-4) led 25-19 at halftime.Chelsea Chowning led Kentucky with 14 points. The Wildcats shot 32 percent from the field in the second half.A 9-0 run to close the first half gave Kentucky its halftime advantage before Vanderbilt rallied. Wirth and Merideth Marsh made 3-pointers in the early second-half flurry.The Wildcats tied the game at 33 on a 3-pointer by Chelsea with 12:05 remaining.The Commodores went ahead for good with an 8-0 run, pushing the lead to 41-33 with 9:45 left. Vanderbilt shot 53.3 percent in the second half.Jennifer Risper added 15 points and eight rebounds for Vanderbilt.
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