Vols take down Lady Tigers
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Kelley Cain and Glory Johnson scored 19 points each to lead No. 5 Tennessee to a 73-65 victory over LSU on Sunday in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.
Kamiko Williams added 13 points for the Lady Vols (13-2).
LaSandra Barrett scored 15 points while Jeanne Kenney added 11 for LSU (10-5). Courtney Jones had 10.
The Lady Vols led 37-35 before going on a 12-0 run early in the second half to break the game open. Meighan Simmons hit four free throws and Cain and Johnson combined for the other eight points during the spurt.
LSU responded as Kenney hit three 3-pointers in a 3-minute span to draw the Lady Tigers within 51-44 with 10:16 left.
They were able to get as close as five points three different times -- the last coming with 5:46 left on Shanece McKinney's turnaround. Tennessee pulled away with a 9-2 spurt down the stretch to seal the win.