Fasoula leads the way as Vanderbilt falls at K-State


MANHATTAN, Kan. – Mariella Fasoula led the way with 21 points as the Vanderbilt women’s basketball team fell at Kansas State, 72-61, Sunday afternoon in Bramlage Coliseum.
The Skinny
Date: December 2, 2018
Time: 1 PM CT
Place: Manhattan, Kansas (Bramlage Coliseum)
At the Top of the Charts
Points: Mariella Fasoula – 21 points
Rebounds: LeaLea Carter – 11 rebounds
Assists: LeaLea Carter – 4 assists
Steals: Brinae Alexander, Mariella Fasoula – 2 steals
Quarter Breakdown
First Quarter: K-State 21, Vanderbilt 14
-The squads went point-for-point through the opening of the quarter.
-The Wildcats went on a 7-0 run, holding Vanderbilt scoreless for 3:30, to take an 18-11 cushion.
-Cierra Walker responded with a triple, but K-State did the same on the opposite end to lead it 21-14 at the end of the quarter.
-Mariella Fasoula owned eight of the 11 Commodore points in the quarter.
Second Quarter: Kansas State 41, Vanderbilt 24
-Kansas State scored five unanswered to open the second quarter, extending its lead to 26-14.
-The Wildcats went on a 7-0 run over the final 3:33 of the quarter to take a 17-point advantage going into the half.
Third Quarter: Kansas State 58, Vanderbilt 36
-Vanderbilt scored the first four out of the locker room on layups from Fasoula and Brinae Alexander.
-The Wildcats went on a 10-3 run in the middle of the quarter to extend its lead, 58-34.
-The Commodores shot just 24 percent from the field in the third quarter.
Fourth Quarter: Kansas State 72, Vanderbilt 61
-K-State notched the first points of the half, but Vanderbilt responded with a 12-2 run that lasted until the 3:38 mark.
-The Wildcats did just enough to stay out in front over the final minutes, setting the final score, 72-61.
Inside the Lane
-Kansas State moves to 2-1 in the series, while improving to 5-2 on the season as Vanderbilt falls to 3-5.
-Fasoula collected her third double-digit game in a row with 21.
-Walker also collected her third double-digit game in a row with 19.
-LeaLea Carter neared her career high of 12 rebounds with 11 boards on the contest.
-Vanderbilt out-rebounded the Wildcats, 36-to-28.
-The Commodores took advantage of 16 second chance points compared to K-State’s 11.
-Kansas State shot 50 percent from the field while Vanderbilt was held to just 39 percent.

Up Next
Vanderbilt completes its two game road swing at Ball State on Thursday. Tip time is set for 6 p.m.
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