No. 23 Vanderbilt 70, Samford 60
Redshirt freshman Stephanie Holzer scored 19 of her 26 points in the second half of her first start, helping No. 23 Vanderbilt pull away for a 70-60 victory over a pesky Samford team Thursday night.
Holzer, injured last season, had nine rebounds and two blocks. The 6-foot-4 center scored 11 straight points in the second half for Vanderbilt (2-0).
Savannah Hill hit three 3-pointers and scored 20 points for Samford (0-2), which made nine 3-pointers. Shelby Campbell chipped in 10 points.
Commodores senior Hannah Tuomi had a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds, and freshman Jasmine Lister scored 14 points with a trio of 3-pointers. Vanderbilt, with two starting guards out with injuries, plays at No. 14 Florida State on Sunday.
The Bulldogs fought back from a 12-point deficit to tie it 28-all on back-to-back 3s by Hill and Hannah Dawson 2 1/2 minutes after halftime.