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.