Gator women snap four game skid, beat Vanderbilt, 73-55

The opposing point total represents the fewest allowed by the Gators in three weeks
Rickards socres 15 fist half points in blowout
Published: Jan. 22, 2023 at 4:47 PM EST
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) -The Florida women’s basketball team went on a 13-2 run in the second quarter and outscored visiting Vanderbilt, 25-10 in the frame to pull away from the Commodores on Sunday, 73-55 at the O’Connell Center. Florida (13-7 overall, 2-5 SEC) snapped a four-game losing streak. Vanderbilt (9-12 overall, 0-7 SEC) lost its seventh in a row.

Nina Rickards scored all 15 of her points in the first half as the Gators made quick work of the Commodores. They scored 48 points in the paint to off-set 2-for-19 shooting from three-point range. Florida led by as many as 25 in the third quarter.

Ra Shaya Kyle added 13 points and 7 rebounds on 6-of-7 shooting from the field, and Alberte Rimdal tallied 14 points. Faith Dut led the team in rebounds with 10, while Jordyn Merritt tallied four points in her return from a 12-game absence. The 55 points allowed by the Gators were their fewest surrendered in an SEC contest since their last conference victory, against Texas A&M on Jan.1 (55-48).

Florida is off until Monday, Jan. 31 at Auburn.

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