Loutraki, Greece — Freshman Damian Jones scored 16 points and had six rebounds to lead four Commodore players in double figures in a 75-59 win over a group of French Division I All-Stars Aug. 12th. The game was the first game of Vanderbilt’s 10-day, four-game foreign tour to Greece and Italy.
Senior Rod Odom scored 15 points and led the team with eight rebounds, freshman Luke Kornet tallied 13 points, including three threes, and junior Josh Henderson added 11 points and seven rebounds in the Commodore win.
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Vanderbilt led for nearly the whole contest, but the French team made it interesting in the third quarter, cutting the Commodore lead to four at 50-46. Jones then took over the game, spurring a 9-0 run with a blocked shot and a runout layup, and then a dunk on Vanderbilt’s ensuing possession.
The game was played at the Loutraki Sport Camp, about an hour and a half southwest of Athens. The two teams are expected to play again tomorrow in the city of Athens tomorrow in a yet-to-be-determined site.
Vanderbilt staffers on the trip gathered statistics for the contest, and the following were the official numbers from the game.
Damian Jones – 16 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocks, 2 turnovers
Rod Odom – 15 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 turnovers
Luke Kornet – 13 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist
Josh Henderson – 11 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 turnover
Kyle Fuller – 9 points, 5 assists
Dai-Jon Parker – 5 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists
Eric McClellan – 4 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 turnover
Shelby Moats – 2 points, 2 rebounds, 1 turnover
Carter Josephs – 2 assists
Nate Watkins – 1 rebound
James Siakam did not play after spraining his ankle last week in practice. His status for the Aug. 13th game will be a game time decision.
The game capped off an unbelievable day in Greece, with the team visiting the world famous Acropolis high above Athens.
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