No. 7 Tennessee drops No. 17 Georgia
Vols’ Stricken helps start second-half run, scores 24 total
ATHENS, Ga. -- Shekinna Stricklen had 24 points, including six in No. 7 Tennessee's 11-0 run to open the second half as the Lady Vols beat No. 17 Georgia 67-50 on Sunday.
Stricklen helped Tennessee (16-5, 7-1 Southeastern Conference) pull away after leading by only one point at halftime. Ariel Massengale had 16 points, including 13 in the second half, for the Lady Vols.
|TOP 25 SCORES|
|No. 6 Kentucky 82, Alabama 68|
|No. 7 Tennessee 67, No. 11 Georgia 50|
|Minnesota 76, No. 9 Ohio State|
|No. 10 Miami (Fla.) 88, BC 57|
|No. 14 Texas A&M 66, Iowa State 64|
|No. 15 Delaware 72, JMU 66|
|No. 19 Nebraska 67, Illinois 47|
|No. 20 Georgetown 54, No. 11 Rutgers 36|
|No. 25 North Carolina 75, Wake Forest 71|
Meredith Mitchell had 13 points and Jasmine Hassell had 11 for Georgia (16-6, 5-4), which has lost consecutive games and three of its last four.
Glory Johnson had five points and a team-leading eight rebounds as the Lady Vols completed the sweep of the regular-season series.
Georgia made two of 11 3-pointers in the first half but trailed only 29-28 at the break. The Lady Vols led 19-11 after a 3-pointer by Taber Spani midway through the half. Georgia answered with six consecutive points, including back-to-back baskets by Jasmine Hassell.
Tennessee gave the ball away 12 times in the first half against the Lady Bulldogs. The Lady Vols finished with 19 turnovers.
Meighan Simmons opened the second half with a 3-pointer to spark the Lady Vols' 11-0 run. Stricklen followed the 3-pointer by scoring on a drive, stealing the ball and nailing basket later in the 11-0 run.
Georgia missed its first five shots from the field in the half.
The Lady Vols led 53-37 before Georgia pulled to within 10 at 53-43. Massengale answered with a 3-pointer for Tennessee.
Georgia battled foul problems late in the game. Mitchell was called for her fifth with 1:19 remaining.