No. 24 Vanderbilt 80, Howard 55

Freshman reserve Stephanie Holzer had 20 points and 11 rebounds
and No. 24 Vanderbilt opened its season with an 80-55 victory over
Howard on Sunday.

Holzer was 5 of 6 from the field and 10 for 11 at the free-throw
line and was one-third of the freshman trio who paced the
Commodores.

Along with Holzer, Christina Foggie scored 14 points and Jasmine
Lister had 13. Sophomore Angelo Puleo added 11 points as Vanderbilt
won without All-Southeastern Conference first-team selection Jence
Rhoads (hamstring), who averaged 13.8 points a game last
season.

Saadia Doyle had 30 points and 10 rebounds for Howard.

The Commodores (1-0) used a 22-3 run in the first half to pull
away from Howard (0-2). Foggie scored eight points and Vanderbilt
hit five 3-pointers during the stretch to take a 25-8 lead with
12:43 remaining before halftime.