Marsh, strong first half carry VanderbiltFeb 29, 2008 - 4:54 AM AUBURN, Alabama (Ticker) -- Merideth Marsh and Jessica Mooney each scored 19 points as No. 24 Vanderbilt used a big first-half run to blow past Auburn, 73-56, in Southeastern Conference action on Thursday.
Jennifer Risper added 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Commodores (21-7, 10-3 SEC), who went on a 20-3 burst midway through the first half to take a 35-16 bulge with 6:56 to play in the half.
Vanderbilt led by 16 at the half and maintained its double-digit lead throughout the second half, leading by as many as 64-40 on a layup by Risper with 9:53 to play.
DeWanna Bonner had 19 points and 10 rebounds and Sherell Hobbs added 18 points to lead the Tigers (18-10, 6-7), who shot 32 percent (18-of-56) from the field, including 3-of-14 from the arc.
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