NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Vanderbilt women’s basketball team fell to Alabama, 84-65, Thursday night in Memorial Gymnasium.
The Commodores led, 20-18, after the first quarter, but were outscored by the Crimson Tide, 24-7, in the second to fall back, 42-27. Alabama went on a 13-2 run over the final 3:35 to set a halftime score that proved insurmountable for Vandy.
Vanderbilt shot just 23.1 percent from the field and did not make any beyond the arc in the second stanza, after shooting 54 percent in the first. Alabama shot a game-high 60 percent in the second frame.
Brinae Alexander (13), Mariella Fasoula (13), LeaLea Carter (11) and Chelsie Hall (10) all finished with double-digit points. Carter led Vanderbilt on the glass with eight boards.
The Crimson Tide forced 15 turnovers and converted them into 20 points and out-rebounded the Dores, 37-21.
— Vanderbilt Women’s Basketball (@VandyWBB) February 22, 2019
With the loss, the Commodores fell to 6-20 (1-12 SEC) while Alabama improved to 12-14 (4-9 SEC).
Vanderbilt will travel to No. 6 Mississippi State for a Sunday matinee. Tip is set for 1 p.m.