NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Sparked by the return of three key contributors from injury, Vanderbilt earned its first Southeastern Conference victory with a 80-68 triumph over Ole Miss Thursday night in Memorial Gymnasium.
By Vanderbilt Athletics Release
The Commodores (6-13 overall, 1-5 SEC) ended a five-game losing streak dating to late December.
Mariella Fasoula, LeaLea Carter and Autumn Newby paced the Vanderbilt attack. Carter, a junior guard, just missed her career high with a game-high 20 points. Fasoula, a redshirt junior center, added 19 points and nine rebounds. Newby, a sophomore forward, contributed 14 points and six rebounds.
The Commodores welcomed guards Chelsie Hall, Jordyn Cambridge and Brinae Alexander back to action. The trio, absent for most of the last month due to injury, combined for 17 points, seven assists and seven rebounds.
Vanderbilt took control in the second quarter, outscoring Ole Miss (8-12, 2-4) 22-13 to claim a 36-29 lead at halftime. The Commodores never looked back, steadily increasing the advantage through the second half.
The Commodores return to action Monday when they face nationally-ranked South Carolina in Columbia, S.C.
— Vanderbilt Women's Basketball (@VandyWBB) January 25, 2019