Commodores Fall at No. 6 Mississippi State

1 2 3 4 total
Vanderbilt
period 1 17 period 2 14 period 3 21 period 4 18 total 70
Mississippi State
period 1 19 period 2 19 period 3 25 period 4 23 total 86
Game stats Vanderbilt Mississippi State
FG% 0.569 0.492
FG3% 0.5 0.444
FT% 0.583 0.692
Treb 31 30
TO 23 5
STL 3 10

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Despite out-shooting No. 6 Mississippi State, the Vanderbilt women’s basketball team dropped its Sunday afternoon contest at Humphrey Coliseum, 86-70.

Mariella Fasoula matched a collegiate-best with 29 points as the Athens, Greece, native was 13-of-16 from the field and 3-of-5 from the charity stripe.
 
Cierra Walker collected 17 points and Chelsie Hall rounded out the Commodores in double-digit points with 12, the most since being injured on Nov. 21.
 
The Commodores shot 57.0 percent from the field, with the Bulldogs connecting at a clip of 49.2

After going into the locker room trailing 38-31, the Commodores came out to net the first five points of the half, cutting the Bulldogs’ lead to two, 38-36. But Mississippi State responded with a 17-4 run to take its largest lead of the game, 56-40.
 
To end the third and open the fourth stanza, Vanderbilt netted eight unanswered to come back within eight, 63-55, but was unable to hang on.
  
Vandy out-rebounded Mississippi State, 31-30, but the Bulldogs forced 23 turnovers and converted them into 25 points.
 
With the loss, Vanderbilt moved to 6-21 (1-13 SEC) while Mississippi State improved to 25-2 (13-1 SEC).
 
The Commodores will be back in action on Thursday at Tennessee. Tip is set for 6 p.m. CT.