NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A late first half run from Louisiana State doomed the Vanderbilt women’s basketball team Sunday in Memorial Gymnasium, setting the final score 79-68, in favor of the Tigers.
A jumper from Karli Seay at the 4:26 mark of the second quarter sparked an 18-2 LSU run that continued the remainder of the half to go ahead 38-29.
LeaLea Carter netted the first five points of the second half, to pull the Dores within four, 38-34. But, despite the efforts to cut into the Tiger lead Vanderbilt was unable to overcome the deficit.
Mariella Fasoula led all players with 24 points paired with nine boards. Cierra Walker was also in double-figures with 10 points.
Vanderbilt edged LSU on the glass, 27-to-24, but the Tigers collected a 55.8 shooting percentage from the field while holding the Dores to 51.0 percent.
With the loss the Commodores fall to 6-19 (1-11 SEC) while LSU improves to 15-9 (6-6 SEC).
Vanderbilt will be back in action at Memorial Gymnasium on Thursday when it welcomes in Alabama for a 7 p.m. tilt.