Women's hoops drops contest at Vanderbilt

By olemisssports.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Ole Miss women’s basketball team fell on the road, 79-53, at Vanderbilt Sunday afternoon.

With the loss Ole Miss fell to 8-14 overall (1-8 SEC) while Vanderbilt improved to 15-7 overall (5-4 SEC).

One game removed from a season-low eight turnovers against Arkansas, Ole Miss recorded 21 turnovers which led to 40 Vanderbilt points.

Tia Faleru led Ole Miss with 15 points. Diara Moore and Courtney Marbra each added 11 points while Marbra grabbed a team-high eight rebounds.

After a three from Tia Faleru to cut Vanderbilt’s lead to 8-5 with 16:12 remaining in the first half, the Commodores pushed its lead to 20-9 with 11:35 left in the half.

Vanderbilt went on a 10-0 run to take a 33-15 lead with 5:12 remaining in the half. At the half, the Commodores led 38-17.

Diara Moore and Courtney Marbra each had four points at the half for the Rebels. Ole Miss shot 24.0 percent (6-25) from the floor while Vanderbilt shot 41.4 percent (12-29.)

In the second half, Vanderbilt took a 56-25 lead over the Rebels with 13:48 to play.

Ole Miss’ second bye date of the season will be on Thursday. The Rebels will travel to Knoxville, Tenn., on Sunday for at 1 p.m. CT game against the Lady Vols.