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No. 15 Vanderbilt 91, Cleveland St. 51

December 15, 1996

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ Na’Sheema Hillman scored 20 points and had 12 rebounds Sunday as No. 15 Vanderbilt routed Cleveland State 91-51.

Nettie Respondek had 14 points for the Commodores (5-2), Michelle Palmisano 13, and Katie Janky and Lisa Ostrom 12 each.

Vanderbilt went on runs of 16-0 and 20-0 to lead 44-10 with 7:30 left in the first half. The Commodores led 53-21 at halftime.

A little over three minutes into the the second half, Palmisano made a basket to give Vanderbilt its biggest lead of the game, 53-16.

The Commodores scored 34 points off Cleveland State’s 27 turnovers. Cleveland State (2-3), which was 6-of-32 from 3-point range, got seven points off of 20 turnovers by Vanderbilt.

Vanderbilt also dominated on the boards, outrebounding the Vikings 57-36.

After the opening run, the closest the Vikings got was 22-8, when Emily Payne made a basket with 13:30 left in the first half.